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Cro and Mangold make their way to the Pro Bowl

credit to Joe Rimkus of the Miami Herald.

credit to Joe Rimkus of the Miami Herald.

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie was initially an alternate in this year’s Pro Bowl. Cro was then changed from an alternate to replace Patriots CB Aqib Talib who is out with a knee injury.

Talib’s injury happened on a collision with Broncos WR Wes Welker in the AFC Championship game on Sunday. A collision that head coach of the Patriots Bill Belichick calls a “deliberate play by the receiver.”

Antonio Cromartie said that he understands that his cap charge will be a problem, along with the recent knee injury and play. Cro had a total of 38 tackles, 1 forced fumble and three interceptions this past season that may make the Jets let him test free agency. Not he has a skyrocketing, 14.98M cap charge in 2014, along with a $5M roster bonus scheduled to be due in March which could be another reason the Jets can use to release the veteran CB.

“At the end of the day,  I want to be a Jet, I would love to retire as a Jet but it’s about business.” Antonio said on Pro Football Talk. “My cap number is high, I had one of my worst years ever, I was banged up all season but that’s not an excuse.”

Mark Sanchez, Nick Mangold

Jets C Nick Mangold will appear in his fifth Pro Bowl in eight seasons with the team.  Mangold will be playing in Hawaii because of Seahawks’ C Mike Unger who will face the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl one week from Sunday.

Jets confirmed the news, Sunday night.

Mangold has started and played all 126 regular-season games since joining the Jets.

Tony Carter

Lead NFL Writer and Reporter

Twitter.com/tonycarterNFL

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