Antonio Cromartie may make debut at wide receiver for NY Jets Saturday against NY Giants Rex Ryan leaves open possibility that cornerback may play both ways for first time CORTLAND -- Antonio Cromartie may make his debut at wide receiver against the Giants on Saturday. Rex Ryan left open the possibility that the Jets’ cornerback could play both ways for the first time. “I throw it out there, making sure that they’re working on it,” Ryan said about giving Cromartie some snaps at wideout. “It would be interesting. Throw him out there . . . see what happens.” Cromartie practiced in individual drills with the wide receivers for the first time on Monday. “I’m 100% serious. This is something I want to do try to play both ways,” Cromartie said after practice. Cromartie worked with wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal at the beginning of practice to work on his technique. “He ran a good routes for me,” McElroy said. Ryan joked that Cromartie could turn into a "diva" receiver, complaining about not getting the ball. He and Holmes would be some pair, huh? "You see the skill that he has," Ryan said of Cromartie. "He's an impressive guy, but like I say, we'll find out when Kenny Phillips hits him or one of those big safeties, (Antrel) Rolle hits him or somebody like that. Then we'll see if he can still catch the ball, because a lot of guys look good in shorts, running around, but they get hit and sometimes they have a tendency to look like a T-Rex with those little arms."