NY Jets: Two WRs will be game-time decisions in Week 3

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The NY Jets could be without one of their top wide receivers again this Sunday as Jamison Crowder is considered to be a game-time decision with a groin injury.

Crowder has been dealing with the injury for the past week or so and missed this past Sunday's game as a result. Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media on Friday and indicated that Crowder would be a game-time decision in Week 3.

However, Crowder isn't the only wide receiver on the team that will be a game-time decision.

Saleh also stated that Denzel Mims would be a game-time decision, although his status isn't related to an injury. The Jets are simply deciding whether or not Mims, who was a healthy scratch last week, will be active in Week 3.

All signs point to neither player playing.

The NY Jets will likely be without Jamison Crowder again this week

Crowder took a pay cut in the offseason to stay with the Jets and was still expected to be featured prominently in the team's offense in 2021. However, he missed Week 1 after testing positive for COVID-19.

He returned the following week and was expected to play in Week 2 before he aggravated his groin and has been out since. Crowder did not practice at all this week making it highly unlikely that he does play.

If he's out again, expect Braxton Berrios to once again assume his regular role in the slot. Berrios has played well through the first two weeks of the season and is actually the Jets' leading receiver at the time of writing.

As for Mims, it's hard to imagine a scenario where he plays either. Despite the coaching staff insisting that he had another "great" week of practice, there just isn't room for Mims on the game-day roster.

The former second-round pick has plummeted down the depth chart and, even if Crowder doesn't play, there are still at least five wide receivers ahead of him.

Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Berrios will be active. Keelan Cole is evidently ahead of Mims on the depth chart and Jeff Smith is one of the Jets' two starting gunners.

Mims doesn't have a role right now. And barring any unexpected developments, that's how it will be for the foreseeable future.

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Expect the Jets to be without both Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims this Sunday, albeit for very different reasons.