ESPN is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys have sent WR Patrick Crayton to the San Diego Chargers for a seventh round pick in the 2011 NFL Entry Draft. Crayton, who was due to make $2 million this season, has voiced his displeasure about his position on the team since they drafted first round pick Dez Bryant in April.
Crayton made a couple of comments like “I’m the insurance policy” and “If I’m here in September I’ll be surprised”. It comes as no shock that Crayton was moved. The Cowboys have been impressed with some of their youngsters in camp like Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Manny Johnson. Rumours had been going around that fellow receiver Sam Hurd could also be moved, but with Crayton moving on, Hurd should be safe.
The move of Crayton will be a lift for the Chargers who need some quality depth at the position since it looks like last year’s star wideout Vincent Jackson will not be back with the team this season and possibly ever. Crayton brings great hands and a firey attitude to the Chargers who no doubt took a look at the receiver when they played back in week 3 of the preseason.