A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder agreed to a renegotiation that would keep him with the team during this season.
NEW YORK – New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder has agreed to a renegotiated that will keep him with the team through this season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Monday.
Crowder was due to make $10 million in the final year of the three-year, $28.5 million contract he signed in 2019. Financial details of the renegotiated deal weren’t immediately available, but the Jets’ 28-year-old recipient is expected to take a pay cut — or possibly otherwise.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. NFL Network first reported the new contract for Crowder, who will be a free agent later this season.
Crowder was a reliable playwright in his first two seasons with the Jets after spending four years in Washington. He took 137 catches for 1,532 yards and 12 touchdowns in 28 matches with New York.
Crowder also established himself as one of the league’s top slot receivers, but his price tag for this season was a bit high for the Jets—especially after Elijah Moore knocked out Mississippi in the second round in April. after. Moore, whom some see as Crowder’s successor as the team’s primary slot receiver, has impressed coaches and teammates during off-season workouts. This gave the Jets and general manager Joe Douglas some advantage in asking Crowder to renegotiate his deal.
Coach Robert Saleh recently confirmed that Crowder was not joining the voluntary program, while the receiver and team worked out some contract issues. Saleh was expected to participate in the Crowder Jets’ mandatory three-day minicamp, which begins Tuesday.
New York signed Corey Davis to free agency, giving the Jets a sudden deepening of receivers that included Crowder, Moore, Denzel Mims, Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios and Vincent Smith. He’s got some thinking the Jets might cut crowdfunding — and save more than $10 million on the salary cap — if he doesn’t accept a new deal or a pay cut. But Saleh insisted he envisioned the receiver playing for New York this season.
“Absolutely, Jamison definitely has a role here and we’re excited to have her,” Saleh said recently.
Notes: Marcus May, who signed his franchise tag in March, is expected to participate in the minicamp despite him and the team negotiating contract extensions. The team tweeted video of May posing for photos during their annual media day, meaning there’s star security at the team’s facility. Mei, 28, was named the team’s MVP last season and is expected to be a big part of Saleh’s defense this year.
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