Jets and wide receiver Jamison Crowder are haggling over his contract, and that has led him to stay away from the spring program.
Jets coach Robert Saleh revealed that negotiations are underway between the team and Crowder. The team is trying to get him to take a pay cut from the $ 10 million he is scheduled to make this year. None of the $ 10 million is guaranteed so the jets can cut him at any time. The also prepared by Elijah Moore, who plays slot receiver as Crowder, in the second round.
“Jamison is obviously working through some things with his contract with Joe and his staff and his agent,” Saleh said. “[I’m] really sure to get Jamison here soon and when we do, he certainly has a role for this team. ”
Saleh dismissed specific questions to general manager Joe Douglas. He said the Jets do not want to separate from the Crowder.
“Absolutely,” Saleh said when asked if he wanted Crowder on the team. “Jamison has definitely a role here and we’m happy to have him.”
Time will tell if it changes if Crowder beams by taking a pay cut.
Crowder is in the final year of a $ 28.5 million three-year contract given to him by former GM Mike Maccagnan. Crowder has been the Jets’ leading receiver in each of his two seasons here, albeit on bad offenses. He got 59 catches for 699 yards and six touchdowns last year. He also threw a touchdown pass.
WR Corey Davis sustained a shoulder injury earlier in the OTA and did not participate this week. Saleh said the injury is not serious.
“If it was game week, he rolled,” Saleh said. “He is one of those veterans who really does not need reps. We have a lot of young guys on our list and he’s fine, he’s just working through a few gnawing things. ”
Saleh confirmed the Jets had free agent tackle Morgan Moses for a recent visit. The Jets did not sign Moses, but that indicates the team may not be happy to go with George Fant at the right tackle.
“Morgan is of course a fantastic player. He has a lot of history in this league and has played at a very high level, and [he is] someone that we brought in, ”Saleh said. “He is a very good footballer and we will not shy away from adding good footballers.”
Rookie RB Michael Carter signed his contract on Friday. The Jets now have three unsigned draft picks left – Moore, Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker.