Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles

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Running back Isaiah Crowell signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in free agency, but he won’t be on the field for the team this year.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Crowell tore his Achilles while working out with the team on Tuesday. He will have surgery next week and is going to miss the season while recovering from the injury.

Crowell ran for 685 yards and six touchdowns for the Jets last season and was released after the team signed Le'Veon Bell to take over as their lead back. He landed in Oakland and was atop the depth chart at running back until the team drafted Josh Jacobs in the first round last Thursday.

Jacobs and Crowell may have been on track to share work, but the rookie now looks like the clear No. 1 in Oakland heading into the season. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are also on hand and the team may look for more help to make up for Crowell’s absence.

The team may be asked if Marshawn Lynch is a candidate for that role. He spent the last two seasons in Oakland and word in April was that he is not planning to play in 2019, although he’s reversed course in the past for a chance to play for his hometown team.

32 responses to “Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles

  1. Terrible for Crowell. Serious question: who pays for that surgery and hospital stay? I’m assuming they’ll cut him, but does the organization handle the medical stuff first? Are they contractually responsible to do so?

  2. realityonetwo says:
    May 1, 2019 at 8:25 am
    Gee. Maybe he should have stayed home during this VOLUNTARY workout…
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    Actually, this is why players should do all of their workouts with the team at the facility whenever possible. He would have been working out somewhere anyway, and if he gets the injury on his own, he winds up on the non-football injury list and risks not getting paid while he’s out.

  3. given the fact that he’s a running back and its an Achilles I’d say he’s done for good

  4. Terrible for Crowell. Serious question: who pays for that surgery and hospital stay? I’m assuming they’ll cut him, but does the organization handle the medical stuff first? Are they contractually responsible to do so?

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    Since it happened “while working out with the team,” the Raiders will take care of it. 250k of his 800k base salary was fully guaranteed, so the Raiders can either put him on IR (and pay him 800k) or negotiate an injury settlement with his agent to pay him a smaller portion and release him. I’d say that’s the more likely option since this was a one-year arrangement to begin with.

  5. leshon42 says:
    May 1, 2019 at 8:48 am
    Eddie Lacy line one..

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 1, 2019 at 8:58 am
    Trent Richardson?

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    Raiders are better off walking past both of those options. A young and hungry guy thats shown some promise on the practice squad would be better use of a roster spot.

  6. Does anyone actually think that Josh Jacobs will not be the #1 back in Raider Nation? Josh was drafted to be that guy. Every other back is battling for the backup spot.

  7. This sucks! Well we also have Chris Warren III on roster, and could see Lions moving on from Theo Reddick, and Seahawks releasing CJ Prosise…..Still with that said I think they will make a call to Jay Ajayi, or bringing back Curtis Martin, or Beastmode…There are options but this sucks.

  8. radrntn says:
    May 1, 2019 at 11:41 am
    “This sucks! Well we also have Chris Warren III on roster, and could see Lions moving on from Theo Reddick, and Seahawks releasing CJ Prosise…..Still with that said I think they will make a call to Jay Ajayi, or bringing back Curtis Martin, or Beastmode…There are options but this sucks.”

    Jay Ajayi is not making the progress that teams want to see in his injury recovery and has a as chronic degenerative knee condition – he is basically radioactive. Curtis Martin retired like a 100 years ago, I think you mean Doug Martin who is a descent option to use in Jacobs first year as a RBBC, Beastmode has been leastmode lately and I don’t really think he is a good fit for what Gruden is trying to do with the Oakland offense. They could also explore potential trade options with post draft teams that took a RB and now might have excess players at the position, which presents a relatively cheap cost for a RBBC type guy.

  9. Never wish injury on someone and hope he recovers fully. But, who stood on table to sign this guy? Who were they bidding vs. to offer anything over vet minimum and why after stressing character so much in draft would you even think of signing Crowell.

  10. mlvcfan says:
    May 1, 2019 at 9:32 am
    given the fact that he’s a running back and its an Achilles I’d say he’s done for good
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    Ever heard of Frank Gore?

  11. Pete Bondurant says:
    May 1, 2019 at 12:10 pm
    Never wish injury on someone and hope he recovers fully. But, who stood on table to sign this guy? Who were they bidding vs. to offer anything over vet minimum and why after stressing character so much in draft would you even think of signing Crowell.
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    What are you talking about? He was on a one year veteran minimum contract. No one stood on any tables, dude, relax.

  12. realfootballfan says:
    May 1, 2019 at 11:52 am

    What exactly would they be missing?

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    His all around game. People forget that Crow was the #1 rated RB coming out of High School by Scout. And while he’s not a great pass blocker, he’s an experienced pass blocker. Which is one of CWIII’s biggest shortcomings along with Warren the 3rd showing up in February weighing close to 280lbs.

  13. As a vet on a 1-year contract, he wasn’t in any position to skip the “voluntary” workout.

    At least now his full salary is gteed.

  14. These are guys are too jacked for their own good. No way a healthy person in their 20s should tear their Achilles working out. That’s absurd.

  15. I tore my Achilles skiing and it took my ski not coming off during a fall. I literally felt the tip of my ski touch my forehead, and I didn’t need surgery. Just rehabbed it. It is absurd that elite athletes in their prime years are tearing tendons working out. Nothing other than extreme trauma should tear an Achilles to the point of needing surgery. All these supplements these guys take are not healthy!!

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