Day 2 of free agency and the Jets continued their spending spree by bringing back Antonio Cromartie.
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie agreed to terms with the Jets on a four-year contract, worth $32 million in base salary, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The move Thursday comes a day after New York finalized a deal to bring Darrelle Revis back on a five-year, $70 million contract
Revis said during a conference call Wednesday night that he planned to reach out to his former teammate about reuniting in New York.
”I’m going to get in contact with him very soon here,” Revis said, ”and try to convince him to hopefully come back and join our Batman-and-Robin tandem we had a couple of years ago.”
Well, the sequel’s on: Batman and Robin: Part II.
New York kept the reconstruction going Thursday night, agreeing to terms with former Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist on a four-year deal. Marcus Gilchrist agreed to terms on a four year contract making him the 4th addition in the secondary this week. He joins Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine in what the Jets hope will be a dominating unit. It is definitely a better up grade than a year ago that’s for sure.
The Eagles also were busy as Chip Kelly continued to revamp the Eagles in his image by sign DeMarco Murray. It was more puzzling not because the eagles were able to get Murray but that the Cowboys were so willing to let Murray walk and to all places Philly a division rival. The Cowboys didn’t want to pay more than 5 million sotat left the door open for the Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles came through with a deal that will average $8.4 million per season, according to Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said the expected deal is five years worth $42 million, with up to $21 million guaranteed ($18 million guaranteed for skill and injury reasons)
“It was never about the money,” Murray told ESPN.com’s Todd Archer. “I could’ve taken that a long time ago. It’s about winning a Super Bowl and being fair.”