October 26, 2021

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Jets’ Quinnen Williams breaks foot, likely getting surgery

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Jets star defensive tackle Quinnen Williams broke a bone in his foot and will be sidelined for multiple months, The Post’s Brian Costello confirmed.

Williams was doing on-field work at the Jets facility when the injury happened, according to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. He likely will need surgery and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.

The timeline gives Williams plenty of time to get healthy before training camp, but he will likely miss OTAs and minicamp.

The 23-year-old Williams had a breakout second NFL season as one of the team’s few standouts during a miserable 2-14 campaign. The No. 3-overall draft pick in 2019 led the Jets with seven sacks, 14 quarterback hits and 10 tackles for losses to go along with 55 total tackles and two forced fumbles. He missed the final two games with a concussion and neck injury.

The news about Williams slightly dampens the mood of Jets fans, who were excited about the team’s 10-player haul last weekend in the draft that included quarterback Zach Wilson and guard Alijah Vera-Tucker in the first round.

Quinnen Williams warms up with the Jets.
Quinnen Williams warms up with the Jets.
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Williams is one of new coach Robert Saleh’s key pieces on defense as the leader on a line that is expected to be a strength for the Jets.

The team signed Carl Lawson, Sheldon Rankins and Vinny Curry in free agency last month, and also has Folorunso Fatakasi, John Franklin-Myers, Nathan Shepherd, Bruce Huff, Kyle Phillips, Jabari Zuniga and Jonathan Marshall — taken in the sixth round out of Arkansas — on the D-line.

“It’s a cool group,” Saleh said recently. “It’s a really good start and it’s got a chance to be pretty, pretty disruptive. And we’re excited to get on the grass and work with them.”

— With AP


https://nypost.com/2021/05/04/jets-quinnen-williams-breaks-foot-likely-getting-surgery/

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