Crowder’s vaccination status is unknown, and that will likely help determine his availability for Week 1
FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Wide receiver for the New York Jets, Jamison Crowder, tested positive for COVID-19, a source confirmed Friday, which jeopardized his condition for the first game of the season against the Carolina Panthers.
SCrowder’s vaccination status is unknown, and that will likely help determine his availability. Players who are not vaccinated must wait a minimum of 10 days, according to league protocols. A player who is fully vaccinated can return after two negative tests 24 hours apart.
It is unknown when he tested positive, but he was not seen in practice all week. On Thursday, coach Robert Saleh said Crowder is dealing with a minor groin injury and his situation will go from day to day. The Jets believe it is an isolated case.
Crowder is among the projected starters, along with Corey Davis and rookie Elijah Moore.
Without Crowder, they could use Moore in the slot, with Keelan Cole or Denzel Mims moving to a spot on the outside.
It was a quiet preseason for Crowder, who played just 16 plays and caught just one pass for 4 yards. He took a pay cut in the offseason, lowering his base salary from $ 10 million to $ 5 million, the last year of his contract. In two seasons with the Jets, Crowder has 137 receptions for 1,532 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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