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New York Jets’ Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole marked for return

Aug 14, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) runs the ball against New York Giants cornerback Darnay Holmes (30) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) runs the ball against New York Giants cornerback Darnay Holmes (30) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets get back two of their top wide receivers as Jamison Crowder (COVID-19) and Keelan Cole (knee) will be ready to go in Week 2.

The Jets host division rival New England in their home opener Sunday.

Crowder, 28, tested positive despite being vaccinated and was unable to return for the Jets’ season opener vs. Carolina. Crowder led the Jets in receptions (59), receiving yards (699) and touchdown catches (six) last season.

Cole, who signed a one-year deal with the Jets last March, injured his knee ahead of Week 1 and was inactive. He’ll make his Jets debut Sunday.

“Those guys do things the right way,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday. “They’re where they’re supposed to be. They’re all gas 100 percent of the time. They’re reliable. For a quarterback, you can’t ask for much more than that. To have two more options on the field for the quarterback is priceless.”

Crowder bumps Braxton Berrios from the starting lineup. Cole will see action outside and in the slot.

Cole has 159 career receptions for 2,242 yards and 12 TDs in 64 games (23 starts), all with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Corey Davis caught five passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns from rookie quarterback Zach Wilson last week against the Panthers.

–Field Level Media