INDIANAPOLIS – To fill the Colts' pressing need at cornerback, they've turned to a four-time Pro Bowl cornerback.
On Monday night, the Colts agreed to terms with 32-year-old cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
In 10 NFL seasons, Cromartie has played for four teams and was a Pro Bowler from 2012-14.
The Jets were Cromartie's most recent stop. They cut the 6-2 and 210-pound cornerback back in February.
A hip injury for Cromartie has been reported as the reason why teams were hesitant in signing a guy who has 31 career interceptions, the third most among active players.
Cromartie's fit in Indianapolis makes sense given the attributes, when healthy, that has made him a four-time Pro Bowler.
The size and physical nature Cromartie has brought to the cornerback position fits right into the style the Colts have liked in their secondary.
With starting cornerbacks Vontae Davis (ankle, "week-to-week") and Patrick Robinson (groin, "day-to-day") among the injuries at cornerback right now in Indy, the Colts could certainly use some help at corner.
Cromartie has been extremely durable in his decade in the NFL. He's missed just two career contests.
Current Colts' defensive backs coach Greg Williams did spend one season with Cromartie in San Diego. In 2009, Williams was the Chargers' assistant linebackers coach in Cromartie's final season in the AFC West.
Now in Indianpaolis, Cromartie will see a couple of his told teams this season.
On Dec. 5, the Colts and Cromartie will travel to see the Jets on Monday Night Football. The Chargers come to Lucas Oil Stadium in Week Three (Sept. 25).
Cromartie's past NFL stops