This ensures that Crawley will be with New Orleans for the 2019 season. Crawley averaged 40 defensive snaps per game in 2018, and he had 31 tackles and 31 tackles and six pass breakups to show for it. He'll likely compete with Patrick Robinson for the No. 3 corner role in training camp.
Crawley was a starter through the Saints' first six games last season, but he saw only 62 defensive snaps through the rest of the year after Eli Apple's arrival in Week 8. Considering that Crowley went undrafted in 2016, the Saints won't get any compensation if he signs elsewhere but will have the option to match any deal he receives on the open market.
Crawley is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Crawley sat out New Orleans' win over the Vikings in Week 8, seceding his starting role to Eli Apple, but is expected to suit up against the Rams on Sunday. The third-year pro will serve a depth role in the Saints' secondary.
Crawley is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It's not clear if anything's bothering Crawley, but he'll allow trade-acquisition Eli Apple to enter the fold in his absence. Crawley has 29 tackles (26 solo) and three pass breakups through six games this year.
|2016||New Orleans Saints||15||43||40.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||13||54||47.0||7||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||17|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||10||31||28.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|