NY Jets: Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims to play in Week 4

NY Jets, Denzel Mims
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The NY Jets have been without Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims for most of the season so far, for very different reasons. But on Sunday, both players are set to make their returns to the field.

Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media prior to Friday's practice and he indicated that Crowder will make his season debut in Week 4. As for Mims, Saleh stated that he too will be active after being a healthy scratch the last two weeks.

Crowder missed Week 1 after testing positive for COVID-19 and then injured his groin just before he was set to return in Week 2. He's missed the last two weeks with that groin injury, but will finally make his return against the Tennessee Titans.

Mims, on the other hand, was active in Week 1 with Crowder and Keelan Cole out. The former second-round pick played just three snaps but did manage to haul in a 40-yard reception that set up a Jets touchdown.

In reality, the only reason that Mims will be active this week is because both Elijah Moore and Jeff Smith will be sidelined with injuries.

Moore sustained a concussion in the team's Week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos while Smith suffered the same injury in a car accident this past week.

Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims will both play a role in the NY Jets offense

Saleh indicated that Mims will get an opportunity to make an impact, but it's unclear exactly what his role will be. As the presumptive fifth receiver on the depth chart, he might not play much more than he did in Week 1.

While fans are undoubtedly excited to see him back on the field, it's probably important to temper expectations.

Crowder, though, could play sizable role in Week 4. The veteran receiver has been the Jets' leading receiver in each of the last two seasons and could reassume his role as the starting slot receiver.

It will be interesting to see how the Jets divide playing time between Crowder and Braxton Berrios who is the Jets' leading receiver through three weeks.

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The Jets' offense needs to score points this weekend, and the return of Jamison Crowder — and perhaps even Denzel Mims — will help.