Jamison Crowder

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #80
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #80
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Jamison Crowder News

Will face competition for slot role

Crowder will face competition for the slot receiver role from Elijah Moore, who was drafted 34th overall by the Jets, Tyler Calvaruso of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Crowder was the Jets' biggest threat in the passing game last season, but the team didn't hesitate to add another playmaker at his position with Moore still available early in the second round. Moore played primarily in the slot at Ole Miss. The team could still opt to cut or trade Crowder before the season and now has an obvious replacement should such a scenario unfold, but GM Joe Douglas said after picking Moore that the team has no plans to move on from Crowder at this time.

May 2, 2021 5:02 PM EST


Potential offseason cut

The Jets can save $10 million in cap space if Crowder is traded or released, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.

Analysis: There's no question Crowder has been the team's best offensive weapon ever since he signed a three-year, $28.5 million contract during the 2019 offseason. The Jets certainly have enough cap space to keep him, but they might decide the $10 million could be better spent elsewhere or rolled over to next season. Crowder will turn 28 in June, and while he's played 84 of a possible 96 games through six seasons, he does have a history of recurring injuries to his left hamstring/thigh, He missed seven games in 2018 and four in 2020.

Feb 15, 2021 8:20 AM EST



Team's leading receiver in 2020

Crowder caught all four of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's season-ending 28-14 loss to New England.

Analysis: Crowder caught every ball thrown his way but didn't get much attention from struggling quarterback Sam Darnold. Despite missing four games due to injuries, Crowder still finishes the season as New York's leader in catches (59), receiving yards (699) and touchdowns (six). The standout slot receiver could be the beneficiary of an offseason quarterback upgrade, as the Jets are expected to select a new signal-caller with the second overall pick in the upcoming draft.

Jan 3, 2021 2:53 PM EST


TDs as passer and receiver in win

Crowder caught seven of nine targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Browns. He also threw a 43-yard touchdown and rushed once for 14 yards.

Analysis: Crowder was the beneficiary of some creative play calling. He threw a dime down the sideline to Braxton Berrios on a trick play for a 43-yard touchdown late in the first quarter, then gained 14 yards on a Jet sweep to open New York's next drive. The slot receiver caught a 30-yard touchdown of his own in the third quarter, helping propel New York to its second consecutive win following an 0-13 start. Crowder has 55 catches for 668 yards and six touchdowns despite being limited to just 11 games played this season, and he'll look to finish on a high note in Week 17 against New England.

Dec 27, 2020 2:32 PM EST


Full practice Thursday

Crowder (calf/thigh) practiced fully Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As did Denzel Mims (foot), which sets the stage for the duo to be available Sunday against the Browns alongside fellow wide receiver Breshad Perriman. In this past Sunday's 23-20 upset win over the Rams, Crowder made his mark in PPR formats by catching six of his eight targets for 66 yards. Barring any in-game setbacks, he'll once again be a focal part of the Jets' passing attack in Week 16.

Dec 24, 2020 3:21 PM EST



Limited by calf, thigh injuries

Crowder (calf/thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Crowder has battled soft tissue injuries all season, and there's now a thigh injury in the mix along with the calf issue he has been playing through in recent weeks. As has been the case numerous times this season, Crowder's status for Sunday's game against the Browns likely won't be decided until shortly before kickoff, though his participation level in practice Thursday and Friday should provide insight as to whether Sam Darnold's favorite target is trending in the right direction.

Dec 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST


Leading receiver in upset win

Crowder caught six of eight targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 23-20 upset of the Rams.

Analysis: It wasn't a particularly impressive line, but Crowder led the Jets in receiving en route to the team's first win of the season. Injuries will prevent the sixth-year receiver from topping the personal best of 847 receiving yards he compiled for Washington in 2016, but on a per-game basis, Crowder is still putting together the best campaign of his career.

Dec 20, 2020 6:36 PM EST


Active for Sunday's game

Crowder (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: With Crowder active, Denzel Mims (personal) back in action and Breshad Perriman also on hand, the Jets will at least have their top three wide receivers available Sunday, as the 0-13 team looks for its first win of the season. While playing at less than 100 percent in last week's loss to the Seahawks, Crowder's production dipped, as he finished with just two catches (on four targets) for a season-low seven yards. He'll look to rebound after logging back-to-back limited practices Thursday and Friday, but the fact that Crowder is the only player on his team with a Week 15 injury designation is an indication that he's still working through his calf issues.

Dec 20, 2020 11:43 AM EST


Questionable for Week 15

Crowder (calves) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Ryan of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old will be a limited practice participant for the second straight day and appears to be trending in the right direction for Week 15. Crowder is managing injuries to both calves, and his availability will officially be announced about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

Dec 18, 2020 8:41 AM EST


Questionable for Week 15

Crowder (calves) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Ryan of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old will be a limited practice participant for the second straight day and appears to be trending in the right direction for Week 15. Crowder is managing injuries to both calves, and his availability will officially be announced about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

Dec 18, 2020 8:37 AM EST


Reps capped at practice

Head coach Adam Gase said Crowder (calves) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Crowder came out of the Jets' Week 14 loss to the Seahawks with injuries to both of his calves, resulting in him sitting out Wednesday's practice. The wideout's ability to increase his activity Thursday is a promising sign, but he'll likely need to upgrade to full participation Friday to avoid a designation heading into Sunday's game against the Rams.

Dec 17, 2020 9:23 AM EST


Misses practice Wednesday

Crowder (calf) won't practice Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Vacchiano relays that Crowder is actually dealing with injuries in both of his calves, but on the plus side coach Adam Gase indicated that he's optimistic that the wide receiver will return to practice in some capacity Thursday.

Dec 16, 2020 8:36 AM EST


Quiet while playing through injury

Crowder (calf) caught two of five targets for seven yards in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Crowder gutted it out after suffering a calf injury in practice Thursday, but the slot receiver clearly wasn't 100 percent. His participation level in practice this week should provide some insight on Crowder's health heading into a Week 15 matchup against the Rams. When healthy, the slot receiver remains the top weapon in New York's league-worst offense.

Dec 13, 2020 7:31 PM EST


Suits up Sunday

Crowder (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Crowder, who injured a calf muscle early in Wednesday's practice and was unable to practice Friday, is in uniform, but it's unclear how close to 100 percent he'll be. If he's limited at all, Braxton Berrios would be in line for added slot opportunities alongside Breshad Perriman, while wideout Denzel Mims (non-injury) is unavailable Sunday.

Dec 13, 2020 11:42 AM EST


In danger of sitting Sunday

Crowder (calf) was unable to practice Friday, and while he remains questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, Friday's absence doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Crowder appears to have picked up the injury in Thursday's practice, and it's not a good sign that the injury kept him out entirely Friday. Braxton Berrios has seen a major uptick in usage whenever the starting slot receiver has sat out previously this season, and that's likely to be the case once more against the vulnerable Seattle secondary if Crowder's unable to play Sunday.

Dec 11, 2020 1:37 PM EST


Likely questionable for Week 14

Crowder (calf) is expected to be questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle, and he'll be evaluated at practice Friday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was added to the injury report with the calf issue Thursday, though he still practiced as a limited participant. Denzel Mims (personal) has already been ruled out for Sunday and Breshad Perriman (shoulder) is also banged up, so the Jets' receiving corps could be in dire straits this weekend. Given the recency of the injury, Crowder could end up being a game-time decision for Week 14.

Dec 11, 2020 8:20 AM EST


Added to injury report

Crowder (calf) was limited at practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Cimini notes that Crowder has "been battling soft-tissue injuries for much of the year," so the wide receiver's addition to the injury report Thursday is notable, especially with Denzel Mims (personal) already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Dec 10, 2020 1:51 PM EST


Scores twice in Week 13

Crowder caught five of seven targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Crowder hadn't found the end zone since Week 9 but scored touchdowns of three and six yards in the first half of this one to bring his season total to five. The slot receiver is Sam Darnold's favorite target and has a favorable Week 14 matchup on tap against the vulnerable Seahawks secondary, but Darnold's 5:9 TD:INT in eight appearances this season makes it hard to get too confident about anybody in the winless Jets' offense.

Dec 6, 2020 3:26 PM EST


Three catches as offense sputters

Crowder caught three of five targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 20-3 loss to Miami.

Analysis: New York has emphasized pushing the ball downfield to Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims on the outside rather than looking for Crowder in the slot in recent weeks, and that was the approach in this one, even with Sam Darnold (shoulder) back under center over Joe Flacco. Crowder caught at least seven passes in each of his first four games played this season but hasn't surpassed three catches in any of his three appearances since. He'll look to get back on track when the Raiders come to town in Week 13.

Nov 29, 2020 3:51 PM EST


Held to one catch

Crowder caught one of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Crowder didn't get much attention from backup quarterback Joe Flacco, who elected to push the ball downfield outside the numbers rather than dumping it down to Crowder underneath. The slot receiver will hope to bounce back against the Dolphins in Week 12, though it's still unclear at this point if he'll be catching passes from Flacco or Sam Darnold (shoulder). Crowder had seven catches in the shutout Week 6 loss to Miami, and he has caught at least seven balls in four of six games played this season.

Nov 22, 2020 7:01 PM EST


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