New York Jets wideout Jamison Crowder didn’t play in Week 2 or 3 because of a hamstring injury, but appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Thursday’s Week 4 matchup against the Denver Broncos, according to the New York Daily News’s Manish Mehta. He got in a second straight day of limited work at practice ahead of Thursday Night Football.
Crowder is the Jets’ top receiver and notched seven receptions for 115 yards and a score in their 2020 season opener against the Buffalo Bills. He’s expected to provide a spark for an offense that’s be ravaged by injuries. Le’Veon Bell is on the IR with a hamstring injury and Breshad Perriman has already been ruled out for Week 4 because of an ankle injury. Sam Darnold needs a go-to guy, and Crowder can be that for him when he’s on the field.
The Jets are also optimistic about offensive tackles Mekhi Becton (shoulder) and George Fant (consussion) returning from injury in Week 4. The duo could help improve New York’s pass and run blocking significantly.