Less than a half-hour into free agency, one popular offseason rumor has been scuttled.
(Jumped the gun by nearly 90 minutes on that one _ free agency began at 9 p.m. Pacific time)
ESPN is reporting the San Diego Chargers have traded cornerback Antonio Cromartie to the New York Jets in exchange for a third-round draft pick that could eventually become a second.
So much for Nnamdi Asomugha’s Pro Bowl request to join Darrelle Revis as the NFL’s premiere cornerback tandem with the Jets.
Unless, of course, the Jets plan on making Cromartie a highly-paid nickel back.