One day after former Washington wide receiver Jamison Crowder visited the Commanders, he returns to the franchise that drafted him. Washington signed Crowder to the team’s practice squad on Wednesday.
Crowder spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the then-Redskins, before signing a free-agent deal with the New York Jets. He spent three years with the Jets. Crowder spent the 2022 season with the Buffalo Bills. He signed with the New York Giants in March but was released last week.
Washington has seven wide receivers on the 53-man roster, but two are battling injuries. Star Terry McLaurin injured his toe in the second preseason game but appears on track for Week 1. Dax Milne is battling a groin injury and did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.
In eight NFL seasons, Crowder has 415 receptions, 4,667 receiving yards and 28 receiving touchdowns. Crowder has also returned a punt for a touchdown during his first stint in Washington.
In addition to signing Crowder, the Commanders also signed safety Keidron Smith to the practice squad. To make room for Crowder and Smith, Washington released defensive end William Bradley-King and center/guard Nolan Laufenberg from the practice squad.
We've signed WR Jamison Crowder to our practice squad
Welcome home, Jamison! pic.twitter.com/kXyf1SL7Kk
Smith signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. He played collegiately at Kentucky.