Dallas Cowboy WR Patrick Crayton’s agent said that he will ask the Dallas Cowboys for the outright release of his client prior to the Saturday 53 man roster deadline according to the Dallas Morning News. Patrick Crayton’s agent told the newspaper, “It seems he doesn’t figure into their plans so it’s not logical to be on the roster until Saturday. We don’t see the use in prolonging it”.
Craton is due 2 million dollars this season and the paper speculates that that would be too much to pay a potential number 5 receiver. Crayton would immediately become a free agent upon his release.
The 31 year old receiver out of Northwest Oklahoma State was primarily used as a third receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and recorded 37 receptions for 622 yards and 5 touchdowns last season. Crayton’s best season was 2007 when he recorded 50 receptions for 697 and 7 scores.
Possible destinations for the veteran receiver include the usual suspects: Seattle, Minnesota, and Washington. Of course the Cowboys could wait to see if there is a trade suitor for Crayton, but that does seem unlikely.