The New York Jets have released running back Isaiah Crowell, the team announced Thursday.
The addition of free agent Le'Veon Bell, who agreed to a four-year, $52.5 million contract late Tuesday night, made Crowell expendable.
After four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, he signed a three-year, $12 million contract ($4 million guaranteed at signing) and became the starting running back last season.
Editor's Picks Source: Bell plans to join Jets for 4 years, $52.5M Former Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who shocked the NFL by sitting out the entire 2018 season on the franchise tag, plans to sign a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
In five seasons, Crowell has 3,803 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns.