Jets head coach Todd Bowles knew the team had to cut Antonio Cromartie this offseason.
"He's gotten a little older and I thought a decision had to made there," Bowles said.
The Jets will save $8 million after releasing Cromartie, with no dead cap money included (Feb. 22)
Bowles said there is a chance that the team brings back Cromartie on a different deal (Feb. 24).
"He will forever be one of my favorite players," Bowles said.