Crisis averted for Jets fans.
Jamison Crowder "has been medically cleared" after injuring his foot/ankle on Monday, the team announced Tuesday. The veteran wideout is expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
Crowder left practice Monday after catching a deep pass from Sam Darnold. He walked off gingerly with cleats in hand, and multiple reports said there was a noticeable limp coming from him as he left for the locker room with trainers. Crowder also battled ankle ailments last season, which only added to the cause for concern.
This is a big sigh of relief for the Jets, as Crowder is expected to play a big role for the offense this season. This summer, the Jets brought Crowder in on a three-year, $28.5 million deal with $17 million guaranteed at signing. Head coach Adam Gase was excited about using Crowder in his offense, someone who he believes is one of the best slot receivers in the game and could open many things up for Darnold in the long run.
In Washington last year, the 26-year-old Crowder hauled in 29 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns. That was only over nine games, so the Jets are hoping a full 16-game season is in the cards for him.