According to Finley, Crowder “likes it” playing in Washington and feels “very comfortable” with his role in HC Jay Gruden’s offense
Crowder is coming off of a down year after a solid 2016 season. However, Crowder dealt with some injuries this past season with hamstring and hip issues.
“I think he was dealing with something early in the season. I think he had some soft tissue injuries here and there that may have slowed him down a little bit, but I think towards the end of the year he started feeling a lot better,” Gruden said. “Probably didn’t get the production we all anticipated we would get and I think a lot of that has trickle-down effect with some of the players that we lost not only at receiver, tight end and running back but also at offensive line from time to time.”
Crowder, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2015. He will be entering the final year of his four-year, $2.825 million contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Crowder appeared in 15 games for the Redskins and caught 66 passes for 789 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 34 yards and totaled 171 punt return yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 receiver out of 120 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Crowder as the news is available.