Antonio Cromartie doesn't think the New York Jets will need him to cover Jimmy Graham on Sunday.
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On Thursday, Jets coach Rex Ryan pondered in front of the media that his tall cornerback could see time against the New Orleans Saints tight end if necessary.
On Friday, however, Cromartie said he doesn't think he will matchup with Graham.
"No, I don't think so," Cromartie told the New York Daily News. "(From) Antonio Allen to Dawan Landry, I think we have some good cover safeties, so I don't see it happening."
It's not so much a contradiction of his coach's quote as much as a reality of defending a multifaceted Saints offense. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Cromartie line up across from Graham in the red zone if the tight end continually is burning the Jets.
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