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The New York Jets announced their decision to release the cornerback on Monday.
The Jets signed Cromartie to a four-year, $32 million deal last March after he played one year in Arizona. Cromartie was due $8 million in 2016, but carried no more guaranteed or dead money on his deal.
Cromartie had no interceptions for the first time since his rookie season in 2006 with San Diego, with whom he spent his first four seasons.
In a post on Instagram, Cromartie thanked the Jets for bringing him back last year and "for pushing and believing in me to keep me on the field so I could finish strong" after his rough first half of the season. He also called it a "sad day" because he'll miss his fellow defensive backs, including Revis, Williams, Milliner, Buster Skrine and Marcus Gilchrist.
Cromartie also thanked Jets fans for welcoming him back and sticking by him. He asked that they "keep the excitement in the stands because Coach Bowles will have the guys right this upcoming season."
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