The New York Jets have launched working again Isaiah Crowell, the crew introduced Thursday.
The addition of free agent Le’Veon Bell, who agreed to a four-year, $52.5 million contract late Tuesday evening, made Crowell expendable. The Jets had been planning to launch Crowell even when they did not signal Bell. It leaves Bell, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon as their high three backs. Bilal Powell, the longest-tenured participant on final season’s crew, is a free agent and never prone to return.
Crowell, who turned 26 in January, was one-and-done with the Jets. After 4 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, he signed a three-year, $12 million contract ($four million assured at signing) and have become the beginning working again final season.
He rushed for 685 yards, six touchdowns and a four.Eight-yard common, however it was an odd season in that one-third of his manufacturing got here in a single sport. In a Week 5 victory over the Denver Broncos, he set the franchise report with 219 dashing yards.
Essentially the most superb half about it was he wanted solely 15 carries — a exceptional 14.6 per-carry common. It was the very best common in a sport (minimal: 15 makes an attempt) by any participant in NFL historical past.
Former Steelers working again Le’Veon Bell, who shocked the NFL by sitting out your complete 2018 season on the franchise tag, plans to signal a four-year, $52.5 million take care of the Jets, a league supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Crowell’s season dipped sharply after his record-setting day, as he eclipsed 49 yards solely as soon as for the rest of the 12 months. He battled foot and ankle accidents and completed on injured reserve.
He created nationwide headlines with an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty in Week three at Cleveland. After scoring in opposition to his former crew, Crowell celebrated by pretending to wipe his rear finish with the ball, which he threw into the bottom.
Crowell obtained a public rebuke from then-coach Todd Bowles. He was fined $13,369 by the NFL, however he parlayed the crude gesture into an endorsement take care of an organization that sells rest room wipes for males.
In 2016, Crowell sparked an argument when he posted on his Instagram account an illustration of a police officer being stabbed within the neck by a hooded determine. It was his response to the deadly shootings of two black males by Dallas law enforcement officials. A day later, 5 officers had been killed by sniper fireplace. Crowell later apologized and donated a sport examine to the police division.
In 5 seasons, Crowell has three,803 dashing yards and 27 touchdowns.