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New York Jets Have Activated Veteran Wide Receiver

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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)

The New York Jets were without starting wide receiver Jamison Crowder in their season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers. But will they have him back for Week 2 against the New England Patriots?

On Thursday, the Jets announced that Crowder has officially been activated and will return to practice. Crowder has spent the last week on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The veteran wide receiver was sorely missed in Sunday's game against the Panthers. Wide receiver Corey Davis was just about the only Jets receiver who posed a real threat to the Panthers defense.

With Crowder back, the Jets have a player who has proven to be a solid security blanket for some pretty bad quarterbacks. He's led the team in receptions and receiving yards in each of the last two seasons.

But having Jamison Crowder back might not be enough for New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson to play better in Week 2 - or the next few months.

The offensive line was terrible in Week 1, and they lost their starting left tackle Mekhi Becton to an MCL sprain. He was placed on injured reserve and might not be back for months - if at all this season.

As nice as it is for the Jets to have their receiving corps healthy, it may not be enough.

The Jets-Patriots game will be played this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST and will air on CBS.