NY Jets’ wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been ruled out for Week 2 with a hamstring injury.
NY Jets‘ head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters prior to Friday’s practice and gave an update regarding the status of starting slot receiver, Jamison Crowder. And it isn’t an update that many are going to want to hear.
Gase told reporters that Crowder was officially declared out for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a hamstring injury further decimating an already-depleted wide receiver corps.
Crowder seemingly injured his hamstring during Wednesday’s practice as the veteran receiver was listed as a limited participant despite Gase not mentioning him on the pre-practice injury report.
The Jets then held Crowder out of practice on Thursday and were waiting to see how he felt the next day. Evidently, the hamstring is still an issue — so much so that it will force him to miss Week 2.
Crowder was one of the only — perhaps the only — bright spot from an otherwise disastrous Week 1 offensive performance.
The 27-year-old paced the team with seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown including a 69-yard catch-and-run that featured what was essentially the only spark of the day for Gang Green on offense.
The NY Jets will turn to a very lackluster wide receiver group in Jamison Crowder’s absence.
Aside from Crowder, Jets wide receivers caught just four passes for 17 yards on Sunday with Breshad Perriman accounting for pretty much all of that.
Chris Hogan hauled in just one reception for a grand total of zero yards on a third-and-long quick pass out to the flats. Now, Hogan and Perriman will have to step up in the absence of Crowder.
The same will be true for Braxton Berrios who, despite not playing a single offensive snap on Sunday, will likely receive his first start this week in place of his injured teammate.
Berrios impressed in limited opportunities last year including a 69-yard catch-and-run of his own. While that’s nice and all, it’s hard to be optimistic about the state of the Jets’ receivers heading into Week 2.
That just isn’t fair. That’s a crime against humanity, to the point where the United Nations of football needs to step in and do something about it.
Another Jets player is lost to injury, this time in the form of Jamison Crowder — likely their best player on an abysmal offensive unit.
Sunday should be fun.