Crayton wants out, but back on field with Cowboys
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Patrick Crayton is back on the field catching passes for the Dallas Cowboys.
Crayton, who has asked to be released, skipped the first three weeks of voluntary offseason team activities before participating Tuesday. The receiver is under contract to make about $2 million this season and had not been expected back until the mandatory minicamp this weekend.
Crayton's role suddenly became minimized when the Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant in the first round in April.
Bryant is likely to be among the Cowboys' top three receivers with Roy Williams and Miles Austin, and the rookie also could return punts.
Crayton had 37 catches for 622 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was also the team's primary punt returner.