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Jets' Cromartie may get wish on offense

CORTLAND, N.Y. — All the begging might finally be paying off for Antonio Cromartie.

The speedy cornerback has been lobbying coach Rex Ryan to let him play at wide receiver, and he might get that opportunity this season with the Jets.

Cromartie, who created a stir in training camp by saying he was the team's second-best receiver, participated in individual drills with receivers for the first time in Monday's practice.

"It felt good," Cromartie said. "I'm just learning the steps and trying to learn more about the position, running routes."

The Jets also started work on a wildcat package with former Florida star Tim Tebow but kept details under wraps.

POLICE: NO EVIDENCE ON SAINTS: Louisiana State Police investigators said they found no evidence that the Saints or general manager Mickey Loomis rigged Superdome wiring so opposing coaches' radio communications could be intercepted. State police investigators worked in conjunction with the FBI since the allegations surfaced in news reports in April.

LOCKER TO START VS. BUCS: Titans coach Mike Munchak said second-year quarterback Jake Locker will start ahead of Matt Hasselbeck at least for Friday's game against the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium.

CARDINALS: Receiver Larry Fitzgerald was named recipient of the Arthur K. Arkush Humanitarian Award from Pro Football Weekly, which honors the player who demonstrates outstanding contributions to the community and charitable organizations.

COLTS: Linebacker Pat Angerer, who led the team last season with 146 tackles, is out at least six weeks with a broken foot.

EAGLES: Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was evaluated for a possible concussion after colliding with teammate and former USF standout Nate Allen during practice. Asomugha also had a cut lip and sore neck.

GIANTS: Receiver Hakeem Nicks passed his physical and can start limited practice today. Nicks missed two weeks with a broken right foot.

LIONS: Defensive tackle Nick Fairley's court hearing on charges including driving under the influence and trying to elude police in Alabama was pushed back to Sept. 26.

RAIDERS: Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor saw his first real action as a pro, completing 8-of-15 passes for 50 yards and an interception in a 3-0 loss to the Cowboys. He was sacked twice and was quick to scramble, running six times for 21 yards.

RAMS: The team dropped plans to play home games in London in 2013 and '14, citing a need to focus on negotiating its lease at Edward Jones Dome. St. Louis will still use a home date this season to play New England, Oct. 28 at Wembley Stadium.

Jets' Cromartie may get wish on offense 08/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:20am]
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