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.
Crawley recorded 54 tackles (47 solo), 17 passes defensed and one interception across 13 contests in 2017.
In his second season, Crawley solidified himself as the Saints' starting cornerback across from Marshon Lattimore after starting the season as an inactive. The 24-year-old is under contract through next season but then will become a restricted free agent. However, if he continues to grow in Dennis Allen's system throughout the offseason the Saints may have no choice but to offer the young cornerback a long-term deal.
Crawley (abdomen) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Crawley sat out last week's loss to the Rams but indicated earlier this week that he expected to play Sunday. The Saints need the help in the secondary with safety Marcus Williams (groin) already ruled out, and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and P.J. Williams (shoulder) listed as questionable.
Crawley (abdomen) said he expects to play Sunday against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The play of Crawley and fellow starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore (ankle) has played a large part in the Saints' defensive turnaround, but the team's secondary couldn't hold serve when both players sat out the Week 12 loss to the Rams with injuries, as opposing quarterback Jared Goff amassed 354 yards through the air. Lattimore wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice and looks at risk of missing another game, but the potential return of Crawley would be a boon for the Saints in an important divisional matchup. Crawley could shadow Devin Funchess for most of Sunday's contest if Lattimore is held out.
|13||11/29/18||@ DAL||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/18||@ CAR||8:15 pm|
|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||7||30||27.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|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||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|