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Former Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie signs with injury-riddled Colts

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 3: Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets warms up before playing against the Buffalo Bills during NFL game action at Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 3: Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets warms up before playing against the Buffalo Bills during NFL game action at Ralph Wilson Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Antonio Cromartie's free-agent wait is over. The 32-year-old cornerback signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, whose defense has been hit hard by a rash of injuries.

Cromartie worked out with the club earlier in the day, his first such tryout since the Jets cut him in February.

Indianapolis was desperate to add depth to its secondary. Cornerback Patrick Robinson suffered a groin injury Saturday, and it appears as though Vontae Davis will miss the start of the season because of an ankle injury.

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Why Indy signed Antonio Cromartie: CB Vontae Davis has ligament damage in ankle, expected to miss at least first month of season, per source

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2016

Cromartie is a four-time Pro Bowl cornerback but had a down year after returning to the Jets in 2015. The 10-year veteran was excited to hear the news.