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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Expected to play Sunday

    Williams (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, but he's expected to play, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Williams logged back-to-back limited practices after leaving the team's Week 2 win over the Browns due to a foot injury. However, he was a full participant Friday and appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday. Across the first two games of the season, the fourth-year defensive tackle has recorded four tackles, one pass defense and half a sack across 70 defensive snaps.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Leaves with injury

    Williams (foot) is questionable to return Sunday against the Browns, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports. Williams' absence will be felt as a primary piece of the team's defensive line. While he is out, Nathan Shepherd and Jamien Sherwood will likely see increased opportunities.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Fifth-year option picked

    General manager Joe Douglas said Wednesday that the Jets will exercise Williams' fifth-year option for 2023, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Williams produced similarly in 2021 compared to his sophomore campaign a year prior, so the decision to guarantee his contract through 2023 comes as little surprise. The third overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Williams still has the potential to be a defensive anchor -- and earn himself a long-term extension -- if he can take his production up a notch during the upcoming season.
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  • 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: 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: 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: 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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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Activated from PUP

    Williams (foot) was activated from the PUP list for Monday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Williams returns to practice as a limited participant, with nearly four weeks to ramp up and prepare for the regular-season opener against Carolina on Sept. 12. He's arguably the most important player for the New York defense, recording 55 tackles and seven sacks in 13 games in his age-23 season last year. Williams then broke his foot in the spring and had surgery in early May, missing offseason practices and the first three weeks of training camp. He's unlikely to play this preseason but should have time to get ready for Week 1.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Nearing return

    Coach Robert Saleh said Williams (foot) will go through "a mock practice" Friday and should return next week, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Williams can still be considered on track for the Jets' regular-season opener against the Panthers on Sept. 12, barring any setbacks. It remains to be seen whether Williams will end up handling any preseason action, however. Given that he's still on the PUP list, it seems all but assured that Williams will at least sit out Saturday's exhibition matchup against the Giants.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Breaks bone in foot

    Williams likely will need surgery after breaking a small bone in his foot, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The surgery, assuming it happens, would come with a recovery estimate of 8-to-10 weeks, ruling Williams out for OTAs and June minicamp. He'd still have a shot to be ready for the start of training camp, though the Jets might ease him into practice even if he seems healthy again. Williams looked the part of a No. 3 overall pick in his second pro season, finishing 2020 with 55 tackles and seven sacks in only 13 games.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Goes into concussion protocol

    Coach Adam Gase said that Williams entered concussion protocol Sunday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. New York delivered a spirited 23-20 victory over the heavily favored Rams to end a winless 2020 campaign, but the upset didn't come without an injury to one of the team's defensive stalwarts. Williams has been emerging as a pocket disruptor in his second pro campaign, collecting his seventh sack of the season Sunday after generating just two a year ago. The Alabama product has also produced more than double the number of QB hits compared to his 2019 output. Looking forward, Williams will have to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol if he is to be activated for a Week 16 game against Cleveland.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Cleared for Sunday's game

    Williams (hamstring) won't carry an injury tag into Sunday's game versus the Chargers. Williams practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in a Week 8 loss to the Chiefs, and he upgraded to full participation Friday, clearing him for Sunday's game. The 2019 first-round pick has recorded three sacks and eight quarterback pressures this year, and he'll aim to make rookie Justin Herbert uncomfortable in the pocket Sunday.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Can't go for MNF

    Williams (hamstring) is inactive heading into the Jets' matchup against New England on Monday night. The 2019 No. 3 overall draft choice was designated as doubtful Saturday after being unable to participate in practice at all throughout the week. Williams had exited last Sunday's loss to Kansas City with a hamstring issue, though he was able to return to action Week 8. With the issue remaining bothersome to the point that Williams is not able to go against New England, Nathan Shepherd will now see an increase in usage at defensive end.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: DNP to start week

    Williams (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports. Coach Adam Gase said Williams' lingering injury will be taken day by day, and that the second-year pro's status for Week 9 remains uncertain. Fellow defensive linemen John Franklin-Myers (knee) and Nathan Shepherd (back) are also banged up.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Hamstring issue pops up again

    Williams (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs. The 2019 No. 3 overall draft choice was dealing with a hamstring issue heading into a Week 6 trip to Miami, but he was able to suit up for more than 60 percent of the defensive snaps during that contest. Williams made it through last week's 18-10 loss to Buffalo with no issue either, but he's once again beleaguered by a hamstring injury in the midst of a visit to Arrowhead Stadium. Should Williams be unavailable to return, Nathan Shepherd would be in line for more opportunities at defensive end.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Active as expected

    Williams (hamstring) will suit up in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. It was reported earlier Sunday that Williams was on track to play after preparing in practice in a limited capacity. Now healthy, Williams will assume his usual starting role across the Jets' defensive line. The Alabama product has logged just 19 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble this year.
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