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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Just 5.5 sacks in 2023

    Williams finished the 2023 season with 5.5 sacks among his 62 tackles (39 solo) while adding an interception among his three passes defensed. Even with 2.0 sacks in the season finale against the Patriots, Williams finished with his lowest total in that category since his 2.5-sack rookie season in 2019. The standout defensive tackle was named to the Pro Bowl nonetheless, as Williams set a new career high in tackles and picked up his first interception in the Week 6 win over the Eagles. Williams' presence on the interior frees up the team's pass rushers on the edge, and the engine that drives New York's defense will be back in 2024.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Logs third sack of 2023

    Williams recorded three tackles (two solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Texans. Williams finished the game with two quarterback hits, the second of which knocked C.J. Stroud out of the game with a concussion in the fourth quarter. There was nothing malicious about the hit, but the massive difference in size between the 303-pound defensive tackle and the 218-pound quarterback led to Stroud falling back and hitting his head on the turf. Earlier in the game, Williams sacked Stroud in the third quarter, raising his season total to three sacks.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Doubles season sack total

    Williams had six tackles (two solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 32-6 loss to Buffalo. The sack was one of Williams' two tackles for loss Sunday. Williams has been a disruptive force on the interior with seven tackles for loss despite seeing frequent double teams, but he has just two sacks through 10 games after racking up a career-high 12 sacks last season.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Receives four-year, $96M extension

    The Jets signed Williams to a four-year, $96 million extension Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The deal includes $66 million guaranteed. The $24 million per year in new money makes Williams the NFL's second-highest-paid interior defensive lineman, trailing only Aaron Donald. Williams is coming off a career-best 12 sacks last season and has 27.5 total since being drafted No. 3 overall in 2019. Williams was a first-team All-Pro last year and finished seventh in Defensive Player of the Year voting. He doesn't turn 26 years old until December and should remain a foundational piece for coach Robert Saleh's defense.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Not attending voluntary workouts

    Williams is skipping the voluntary part of the offseason program as he continues to negotiate a new contract, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Williams produced a career-high 12 sacks in 2022, recording 55 total tackles while deflecting four passes, forcing two fumbles and recovering a fumble over 16 contests. As a result of his massive campaign, Williams wants a contract extension ahead of 2023 and has said he will hold out of the voluntary workouts while negotiating.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Wants extension after 12-sack year

    Williams finished the 2022 season with 12.0 sacks, 55 tackles (35 solo), four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 16 games. Williams' career high sack total is even more impressive when you consider that he accrued it while rushing from the interior. The Jets picked up his fifth-year option for 2023, but Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports that Williams is hoping to get a long-term deal done by April. Williams can't quite demand Aaron Donald money ($31.7 million per year), but he's the league's premier source of interior pressure after Donald and is seeking to become the second-highest paid defensive tackle at more than $21 million per year.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Good to go for TNF

    Williams (calf) has been ruled active ahead of Thursday's game against the Jaguars. Williams will return after a one-game hiatus due to a calf injury. The fourth-year defensive tackle has recorded 47 tackles and a career-high 11 tackles over 13 games this season, so his return will be a major boost alongside fellow starting defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: On track to play Thursday

    Williams (calf), who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, is in line to play, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports. Confirmation on Williams' status will be made available when New York releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. Before missing his first game of the season in last week's loss to the Lions, the standout defensive tackle compiled 47 tackles, 11 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery through 13 appearances.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Gearing up for potential return

    Williams (calf) appears likely to be able to return to the field in Week 16 against the Jaguars, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Head coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Williams' "arrow is pointing up" and he has a real shot at playing Thursday versus Jacksonville. The defensive tackle missed his first contest of the year in Week 15 and will look to limit his absence to just one game and return for Week 16.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Could play Thursday vs. Jaguars

    Coach Robert Saleh said Sunday that Williams (calf) has a chance to play Thursday versus Jacksonville, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports. After sitting out his first game of the season in Saturday's loss versus Detroit, Williams is apparently truly questionable for Week 16. The budding star's presence would certainly be a welcome one as the Jets prepare to play host to a Jaguars' passing attack that's been red hot as of late.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Quiet in Week 12 win

    Williams had one solo tackle and a quarterback hit in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Bears. Williams had his quietest game of the season, but the rest of New York's defense picked up the slack, holding the Bears without a point on their last eight drives. The 2019 first-round pick will look to bounce back in Week 13 against the Vikings.
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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Collects sack in win

    Williams recorded six tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers. Williams recorded a sack in his third straight game Sunday to raise his tally to 2.5 on the season, and he added another quarterback hit along the way. The 24-year-old's six tackles also push him to 14 on the season. He'll look to keep his sack streak going Sunday against the Dolphins.
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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: 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: 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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