Jamison Crowder

Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #80
Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #80
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Jamison Crowder News

Joining forces with Buffalo

The Bills and Crowder agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.

Analysis: Buffalo has found its replacement at slot receiver after cutting loose Cole Beasley last week. Crowder had a down year for his standards in 2021, missing five games due to injury and finishing with a 51-447-2 line on 71 targets. With the upgrade in quarterback from Zach Wilson to Josh Allen, Crowder could be in line for a rebound as he joins forces with Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis at wide receiver.

Mar 21, 2022 3:55 PM EST

Expected to hit free agency

The Jets are expected to let Crowder (calf) test free agency, DJ Bien-Aime of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Crowder inked a three-year, $28.5 million deal with the Jets back in 2019, but the veteran slot receiver's role on offense has since dwindled following the emergence of Elijah Moore. The soon-to-be 29-year-old posted his least productive season with New York across 12 appearances in 2021, with just 447 receiving yards and two scores. Soft tissue issues forced Crowder to miss five games last year, including a calf injury that forced him out of the season finale, but it looks like he will be fully healthy by the time he hits the open market.

Mar 8, 2022 7:02 AM EST

Exits Sunday's game

Crowder won't return to Sunday's game against the Bills due to a calf injury.

Analysis: Crowder, who likely aggravated the calf issue that sidelined him in Weeks 16 and 17, finishes the day with one catch for 16 yards on his only target. In his absence, Keelan Cole, Jeff Smith and Denzel Mims will head the Jets' wideout corps versus Buffalo. Crowder thus finishes the season with 51 catches for 447 yards and two TDs in 12 games, with Rich Cimini of ESPN.com suggesting that the free agent to be isn't expected back with the team in 2022.

Jan 9, 2022 2:40 PM EST

Ready for Week 18

Crowder (calf) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Robert Saleh said Friday morning Crowder's outlook was "looking good" for Sunday, and the lack of an injury designation reinforces that sentiment. The 28-year-old should operate as the Jets' top option in the passing game out of the slot this weekend with Braxton Berrios (quadriceps) doubtful) and Elijah Moore (quadriceps/illness) unlikely to return from the reserve list.

Jan 7, 2022 12:54 PM EST

Trending in right direction

Coach Robert Saleh said Crowder (calf) is "looking good" to play Sunday against the Bills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Elijah Moore (quadriceps/illness) isn't expected to return from the reserve list and Braxton Berrios (quadriceps) appears unlikely to play Sunday, so Crowder could be heavily involved if cleared to return from his two-game absence. Crowder should dominate work out of the slot and could be the No. 1 option in the passing game if able to play Week 18.

Jan 7, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Stays limited in practice

Crowder (calf) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: While Crowder has been sidelined by the calf injury for two straight games, Braxton Berrios has drawn 18 targets between those contests, producing a 13-102 -1 receiving line to go with three carries for 15 yards and another touchdown. Berrios' strong late-season performance should guarantee him a role on offense in Sunday's finale in Buffalo if available, but he could now be at more risk of missing that contest than Crowder after sitting out consecutive practices with a quadriceps injury. If Berrios can't play Week 18, Crowder would likely have a full-time slot role all to himself and would also profile as the Jets' top option in the passing game. Corey Davis (groin) is shut down for the season, and star rookie Elijah Moore (quadriceps, reserve/COVID-19 list) hasn't practiced or played since Week 13 and is looking doubtful to suit up Sunday.

Jan 6, 2022 1:34 PM EST

Limited participant in return

Crowder (calf) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: While Crowder is back on the practice field after missing back-to-back games with a calf injury, fellow slot receiver Braxton Berrios (quad) is absent to start the week. It'd be interesting to see how the Jets divide snaps and targets if both guys are available this Sunday against the Bills, and they already have some packages to get Crowder and Berrios on the field together.

Jan 5, 2022 2:02 PM EST

Returning to practice

Crowder (calf) will return to practice Wednesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Crowder has missed the last two games with a calf injury and will be back on the practice field after he was unable to participate across the last two weeks. It's not yet clear whether he'll have any limitations Wednesday, but any participation in practice is encouraging for his status against Buffalo on Sunday.

Jan 5, 2022 9:04 AM EST

Not suiting up Sunday

Crowder (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Crowder carried a doubtful tag into the weekend after failing to practice all week, so his inactive status is of little surprise. In the veteran's Week 16 absence versus the Jaguars, Braxton Berrios (5-37) and tight end Tyler Kroft (3-29) were the top two targets for Zach Wilson, but the absences of both Kroft and Ryan Griffin due to COVID-19 could lead to more targets for the likes of Crowder's fellow wideouts Keelan Cole and Denzel Mims.

Jan 2, 2022 8:46 AM EST

Doubtful for Week 17

Crowder (calf) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Elijah Moore (quad/COVID protocol) not available for Week 17 action and Crowder trending toward inactive status, it looks like Braxton Berrios, Keelan Cole and Denzel Mims are in line to head the Jets' wide receiver corps versus Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Dec 31, 2021 12:14 PM EST

Unlikely to play Sunday

Coach Robert Saleh said Crowder (calf) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Crowder has been unable to practice this week, and it appears he'll also be sidelined for Friday's session. The 28-year-old missed last week's win over Jacksonville and is now also expected to be sidelined for Week 17.

Dec 31, 2021 8:30 AM EST

Misses yet another practice

Crowder (calf) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Crowder didn't practice at all last week before ultimately sitting out against the Jaguars, and it doesn't seem like he's significantly closer to returning for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. While Crowder's outlook could still turn around if he's able to practice in some capacity Friday, fantasy managers should start looking for alternatives to the veteran slot receiver.

Dec 30, 2021 1:07 PM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Crowder (calf) won't practice Wednesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, coach Robert Saleh indicates that Crowder has about a 50-50 chance to return to action Sunday against the Buccaneers, with fellow wideout Elijah Moore, who is on the reserve COVID-19 and also dealing with a quad injury that had landed him on IR, in a similar position in terms of his chances of being available for Week 17 action.

Dec 29, 2021 9:15 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Crowder (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Crowder was considered doubtful after sitting out practice this week, so it's no surprise he's sitting out Sunday. Braxton Berrios should step up as New York's primary slot wideout, while Keelan Cole and Denzel Mims operate as the top two receivers.

Dec 26, 2021 8:41 AM EST

Doubtful for Sunday

Crowder (calf) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Crowder didn't practice all week and isn't likely to play, though coach Robert Saleh said Friday that he viewed the slot receiver as a game-time decisions, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site. Braxton Berrios figures to step up as the primary slot man, and while he's done well with his limited opportunities the past two years, he still faces the same problems as Crowder when it comes to team context and QB play.

Dec 24, 2021 12:31 PM EST

Doesn't practice Thursday

Crowder (calf) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports.

Analysis: As if the Jets weren't already missing enough players due to injury and illness, Crowder's availability for Sunday's game against Jacksonville is in doubt after consecutive missed practices to open the week. The slot receiver likely need to practice in some capacity Friday to have a shot at suiting up against the Jaguars.

Dec 23, 2021 1:27 PM EST

Absent with calf injury

Crowder missed Wednesday's practice with a calf injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's a new issue for the veteran slot receiver, who has dealt with more than his fair share of lower-body injuries over the year. Crowder has been healthy of late, however, with his poor numbers at least partially caused by New York's dreadful QB play. An absence from this Sunday's game against Jacksonville would leave more snaps and targets for backup slot Braxton Berrios.

Dec 22, 2021 1:59 PM EST

Five catches in Week 15 loss

Crowder caught five of eight targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Crowder's the most established option left in the injury-riddled Jets receiving corps, and he looked the part in this one, leading the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. He'll remain an integral part of the game plan in Week 16 against the Jaguars, who now have the worst record in the league at 2-12.

Dec 19, 2021 3:27 PM EST

Quiet for undermanned Jets

Crowder caught three of six targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 30-9 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Crowder didn't step up in the absence of Corey Davis (groin) and Elijah Moore (quadriceps), instead watching Braxton Berrios lead the team with six catches for 52 yards on 10 targets. The veteran slot receiver will look to bounce back in Week 15 against the Dolphins, whom he burned for 44 yards and a touchdown in Week 11.

Dec 12, 2021 3:43 PM EST

Tallies four receptions

Crowder recorded four receptions on six targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 33-18 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: After recording only one target on one reception in Week 12, Crowder rebounded to finish second on the team in targets, receptions and yards against the Eagles. He likely benefited from the Corey Davis being hobbled, as Davis left late in the game after apparently aggravating his groin injury. Crowder has now recorded at least four receptions in seven of is nine games this season, giving him a relatively safe floor of production regardless of quarterback.

Dec 5, 2021 5:51 PM EST

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