Crawley played 57 of 59 defensive snaps in the Saints 34-13 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.
Crawley was active Sunday for the first time this season with Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and Sterling Moore (chest) sidelined and received the start. The 24-year-old recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and had two passes defensed, as he performed well when pressed into service for his season debut.
Crawley is a backup corner for New Orleans and is likely getting bumped from active status as a result of the team's overall health. He shouldn't be expected to see a significant role this year unless injuries force him up the depth chart.
Crawley (kneecap) was on the field for 37 defensive snaps in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Crawley saw his 2016 season come to a halt early after a dislocated kneecap landed him on injured reserve. The 24-year-old corner is likely in for a major role in the Saints defense once again as they look to improve on what was a 32nd ranked pass defense.
This move is more a formality with Crawley already expected to be out of commission for the next 6-to-8 weeks with a dislocated kneecap. Taveze Calhoun was promoted to the active roster Saturday in Crawley's place.
Crawley dislocated his kneecap during Wednesday's practice and is expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Crawley has been an asset both as depth in the secondary and on special teams this season, collected a total of 43 combined tackles on the year. Needless to say, the injury will hold him out of Sunday's season finale against the Falcons, but there's currently little reason to think he won't make a full recovery in advance of his sophomore campaign in the league.
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||15||43||40.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||3||17||15.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|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||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|