Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie is practicing this week with Team Carter for the Pro Bowl on Sunday. After Thursday's practice, he was asked about his future with the team, as he will be an unrestricted free agent.
Cromartie told reporters (via Arizona Sports) he "would like to" return to the Cardinals in 2015, but he's "going to keep the door open."
Cromartie signed a one-year contract last offseason after interest in the veteran corner was tepid, having come off a season in which he dealt with a hip injury and had inconsistent play. That inconsistent play still earned him a Pro Bowl berth.
Cromartie had three picks and 12 passes defensed in 2014 and earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection and third straight.
Thus far, the team and Cromartie have not engaged in any contract talks, but that was to be expected.
"I haven't had any talks at all," he said. "Probably not looking forward to any talks until after the Super Bowl. If we get to that point and start talking, we'll see what happens from there."
He said the plan was always to wait until the offseason to have those discussions, whether or not he was in the Pro Bowl.
How likely will it be that Cromartie returns to Arizona in 2015? How much money should he make? How much will it take?