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Former Colt Antonio Cromartie Retires

The 34-year-old announced his retirement from the NFL via Instagram on Monday.

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From cbssports.com:

"Cromartie announced his retirement from the NFL on his Instagram account Monday.

Cromartie was released by the Colts after Week 4 of 2016 and hasn't caught on with another team since that time. The 2006 first-round pick had 416 tackles and 31 interceptions in 162 games, most notably picking off 10 passes for the Chargers in 2007 as part of a team that reached the AFC championship game. Cromartie had at least two interceptions and played 15 or more games each season from 2007 to 2014. He'll turn 34 in April."

This was a classic get-super-excited-about-the name-but-that-ends-up-being-the-most-exciting-part signing. The Colts were desperate for corner help at the beginning of 2016 so they figured they'd see if Cromartie had any juice left in the tank. Turns out he had plenty of juice left, just not any on the football field. 

Cromartie has famously fathered 14 kids with 12 different women. The long-time NFL corner was not a fan of the prevent defense. 

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