Winters (abdomen) made an appearance at practice Saturday, though he was withheld from team drills, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.
Winters has been working his way back from an abdominal injury and took a significant step Saturday by participating in portions of practice. Assuming he's healthy by the time the regular season rolls around, the 27-year-old is expected to slot in as the team's starting right guard.
Winters is still recovering from an abdominal injury and is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A few weeks ago, reports surfaced that Winters had put his abdominal issue in the rearview mirror, but it seems like this was a bit premature. Winters, 27, is still reportedly recovering from the injury, and the Jets have taken a cautious route to ensure his availability for Week 1. What does this mean in the short term? For starters, it's unlikely Winters will play in the remaining three preseason contests. Additionally, New York will have to find a way to keep Winters in shape without having him on the practice field. The Jets will probably clear things up regarding his status as the regular season gets closer, but for now it's mostly a wait-and-see approach with Winters.
Winters says he has fully healed from the abdominal injury that derailed his 2017 season, Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News reports.
Winters' months of "horrendous" pain appear to be in the rearview mirror following his return to team activities. The veteran guard is expected to be an anchor on New York's offensive line moving forward.
Winters originally suffered the abdominal injury in November before being placed on injured reserve in late December. It isn't clear when exactly he went under the knife, so it's difficult to gauge if he could be ready in time for Organized Team Activities this spring.
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