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Top Quinnen Williams News

  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Plateaus in third year

    Williams finished with 53 tackles (36 solo), six sacks and three passes defensed in 2021.

    Williams' production over 15 appearances in his third season was similar to the 55 tackles and seven sacks he posted in two fewer games as a sophomore. The third-overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft hasn't become a dominant force a la Aaron Donald, but Williams is a solid player in his own right. New York will have a decision to make this offseason regarding whether to exercise Williams' fifth-year option for 2023, but he'll be on the team in 2022 regardless.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Removed from COVID-19 list

    The Jets activated Williams (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Williams was dealing with a shoulder issue before landing in the NFL's COVID-19 protocols, but it's unclear how his stint away from the team impacted the injury. The 2019 first-round pick hasn't suited up since Week 15, when he played a season-low 22 defensive snaps due to the shoulder problem. However, when healthy, the defensive tackle has been extremely productive this season, totaling 48 tackles and six sacks across 13 appearances.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Enters COVID protocols

    Williams (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.

    Williams was already questionable for Sunday against the Jaguars with a shoulder injury, but now that's he on the COVID list, he's definitively out. In his absence, Nathan Shepherd will likely step into the starting role and try to provide a pass rush for the Jets' defensive line.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: May play Week 16

    Coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Williams (shoulder) "looks good" and could play Sunday against the Jaguars, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

    Williams aggravated his shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins and was unable to return, but he may not end up missing additional time. The 24-year-old's participation at practice later this week should provide a better idea regarding his outlook versus Jacksonville.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Unlikely to return

    Williams (shoulder) is doubtful to return Sunday against the Dolphins.

    Williams came into Sunday dealing with a shoulder injury. Whether this is something new or an aggravation of the injury is unknown. With Williams off the field, Nathan Shepherd should see a healthy amount of snaps, and Jonathan Marshall may possibly see an uptick as well.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: No limitations Wednesday

    Williams (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

    Williams underwent an MRI on his shoulder Monday after he sustained an injury in Sunday's loss to the Saints. However, the issue isn't believed to be serious, and the defensive tackle should be able to play through the injury Sunday against Miami.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Expects to play through injury

    Williams had an MRI on his shoulder Monday, and he expects to be able to play through the injury, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

    Williams was injured while making a tackle early in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Saints. The third-year pro was able to return to the contest sporting a shoulder harness and finished with three tackles across 34 defensive snaps. If Williams is going to push through without missing time, then he will likely have to continuing wearing the harness, but the good news is that it didn't appear to negatively impact his performance against New Orleans.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Returns to action

    Williams (shoulder) has returned to Sunday's game against the Saints, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

    Williams was injured early in the third quarter while making a tackle. However, he was able to return while wearing a shoulder harness, as reported by Brian Costello of the New York Post.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Suffers shoulder injury

    Williams is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Saints due to a shoulder injury, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

    Williams brought down Alvin Kamara on a third-down run early in the third quarter, though he appeared to suffer the injury on that play. He was seen walking to the locker room, but no determination has been made as to his availability for the rest of the game. Williams made one stop prior to his exit.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Effective against Colts

    Williams totaled eight tackles (seven solo) in Thursday's 45-30 loss to Indianapolis.

    Williams was limited to just two tackles in last week's win over Cincinnati, but he racked up a season-high eight tackles against the Colts. Across his three appearances since the Jets' Week 6 bye, he's totaled 14 tackles (13 solo), a sack and a pass defense.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Leads sack party in upset win

    Williams totaled seven tackles (six solo), two sacks and a tackle for loss in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Titans.

    Williams racked up two of the Jets' seven sacks as the Jets pass rush feasted against a shaky Titans offensive line. With 3.5 sacks over the last two games, Williams has turned things around dramatically after looking nearly invisible over the season's first two contests.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Finally shows up with 1.5 sacks

    Williams had four tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks and a tackle for loss in Sunday's 26-0 loss to Denver.

    There were few positive takeaways for the Jets as they fell to 0-3 in shutout fashion, but Williams' performance was one. Williams had totaled just five tackles without a sack through the first two games, as he was still finding his footing after missing camp with a broken foot. He finally regained a form more reminiscent of last season's seven-sack campaign in this one, and the Jets will need Williams to keep generating pressure from the interior given their lack of pass rush on the outside.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Absent from injury report

    Williams (foot) isn't listed on the Jets' Wednesday injury report heading into the season opener against the Panthers.

    Williams had surgery to repair a broken foot in early May, but his absence from the injury report confirms expectations that he would be all systems go by the time the season came around. After a pedestrian rookie season, the third overall pick in the 2019 draft broke out with seven sacks over 13 games in 2020, and Williams should continue to provide much-needed interior pressure for a Jets defense that will struggle to generate an outside pass rush in the wake of Carl Lawson's season-ending Achilles tear.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 303 lbs
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Age: 24
Class: Junior