Earlier, the Indianapolis Colts brought in veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie for a workout. A few hour later, the two sides have agreed to a contract.
The Colts became in need of a cornerback after their No. 2 cornerback Patrick Robinson suffered a groin injury against the Baltimore Ravens. Their need quickly turned into desperation because Vontae Davis suffered an ankle injury Monday.
It seemed like a sure bet Cromartie would not have left the facility without agreeing to a contract. That proved to be the case, and Cromartie was certainly happy about the deal.
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Cromartie is entering his 11th season in the NFL, and the Colts will be the fourth NFL team he has played for. Cromartie has spent time on the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.
As mentioned before, the Colts are desperate for quarterback help. Not only are Robinson and Davis nicked up, cornerbacks Darius Butler, Jalil Brown and D’Joun Smith are dealing with injuries of their own.
Butler has a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Brown is dealing with a foot injury. Finally, Smith is slowly working his way back from a knee injury. Thankfully, the Colts believe Robinson, Butler and Brown will be ready to practice again soon.
At the same time, Cromartie has injury concerns of his own. Last month, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport believed Cromartie’s football career was potentially over due to lingering injury concerns.
The Colts are taking a gamble by signing Antonio Cromartie, but it was a risk they were forced to make. They need to build up their fragile cornerback depth. Cromartie serves that purpose if he stays healthy.
Overall, the Indianapolis Colts needed to sign Cromartie. Hopefully, he gives the Colts some temporary stability until Vontae Davis returns.