The Off-Season Workouts That Helped Antonio Cromartie Get Signed By the Colts

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie has been working hard this off-season to come back strong after a disappointing 2015 season.

NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie recently signed with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts' defense desperately needed help, and they are hoping that the 32-year-old will provide it. After a rough 2015 season, Cromartie has worked hard in the off-season to prove he can come back better than ever.

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Hampered by injuries, Cromartie underperformed for the New York Jets last year. He had no interceptions and only 26 tackles in 15 games. But because of the off-season work he has been putting in, the Colts are taking a chance on the 10-year vet.

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Cromartie has been working with Sean Donellan, Director of Sports Performance for the New York Islanders at Overtime Sports in Wayne, New Jersey, and Joe DeFranco of Joe DeFranco & DeFranco's Gym.

In the first video below, Cromartie performs a full-body weighted sled circuit to enhance his full-body explosion and speed. Watch him mimic the movements of jamming a receiver on the line of scrimmage, as well.

In the next video, Cromartie practices his acceleration out of his stance and cuts. He finishes the workout with a Plank and Push-Up circuit.

In this video, he performs a weighted Pistol Squat to improve his balance and hip mobility when covering wide receivers.

In this video, Cromartie performs a 55-inch Box Jump and six reps of 353 pounds on the Trap Bar Deadlift. At the end of the video, he does a wrestling drill that will help him with body position on the field.

In the final video, Cromartie does Band-Resisted Broad Jumps. With the resistance, he jumps 10 feet; without it, he jumps 11 feet. This will help his explosiveness on the field.


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