The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Cromartie, 6-2, 210 pounds, has played in 158 career NFL games (133 starts) and totaled 389 tackles (340 solo), 31 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), 115 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) in his time with the New York Jets (2010-2013, 2015), Arizona Cardinals (2014) and San Diego Chargers (2006-09). He has also contributed on special teams and registered 60 kickoff returns for 1,436 yards (23.9 avg.), seven punt returns for 40 yards and 17 special teams tackles. Cromartie has seen action in 11 playoff contests (10 starts) and collected 36 tackles (31 solo), three interceptions, six passes defensed and one forced fumble in addition to nine kickoff returns for 228 yards (25.3 avg.). He is a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2007, 2012, 2013, 2014) and in 2007 he was named First Team All-Pro by The Associated Press and Sports Illustrated.
Among active NFL players, Cromartie’s 31 interceptions rank third while his 115 passes defensed rank seventh. In 2015, he started all 15 games he played in for the Jets and registered 33 tackles (31 solo), 12 passes defensed (team-high) and one fumble recovery. Cromartie was originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round (19th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Florida State.
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