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Jets Make Official Decision On WR Jamison Crowder Before Panthers Game

Arizona Cardinals v New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 11: Jamison Crowder #82 of the New York Jets walks off the field against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on October 11, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Arizona Cardinals defeated the New York Jets 30-10. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

When the New York Jets take to the field against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, they will be without their leading receiver of the past two years.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that wide receiver Jamison Crowder is officially out for Week 1. Crowder is still on the COVID-19 list after testing positive several days ago.

Over the past two seasons, Crowder has led the Jets in receptions, yards and touchdowns. But he was set to start this season as the No. 2 wide receiver after the team signed Corey Davis in free agency.

The Jets may also be missing No. 3 wide receiver Keelan Cole for that game. He will reportedly be a game-time decision due to a knee issue.

Wide receiver has been a difficult position for the New York Jets to nail down over the past few years. They've had just two 1,000-yard receivers since 2008 - both in 2015.

Granted, the team's perpetual problems at quarterback are probably the biggest culprit for their struggles at receiver.

The Jets now head into Carolina with Corey Davis as their starter and a lot of uncertainty underneath. They have second-year receiver Denzel Mims and rookie Elijah Moore who will most likely fill the void for Crowder and possibly Cole.

Can the Jets beat the Panthers without two of their top three receivers?

The game will be played at 1 p.m. EST and will air on CBS.