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
Crayton had 37 catches for 622 yards and five touchdowns last
season. He was also the team's primary punt returner.