Jets CB Antonio Cromartie misses first career game due to injury

ByRich Cimini ESPN logo
Monday, November 16, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, hampered by a deep thigh bruise, is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Bills, marking the first time in his 10-year career he will have missed a game because of an injury.

Cromartie missed the final game of the 2010 season, but the Jets already had clinched a playoff spot and they rested several starters that day.

Cromartie was injured in the fourth quarter last Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He wasn't able to practice all week and had been listed as doubtful to play Thursday. He did some light jogging before the game, but the decision to sit him already had been made.

He will be replaced by Marcus Williams. Rontez Miles will make his first career start, replacing injured strong safety Calvin Pryor (ankle).