New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams should be healthy for training camp, but a broken bone in his foot will keep the former Alabama All-American off the field for the NFL team’s offseason activities.
Williams broke a small bone in his foot, an injury which likely will require surgery, and the expectation is he will be sidelined for eight to 10 weeks, NFL Network and a variety of New York outlets, including the New York Daily News, New York Post and SportsNet New York, reported on Tuesday.
The injury occurred while Williams was working on the field at the Jets’ facility last week, the reports said.
The NFL Players Association has advised its members not to attend OTAs this offseason as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic. Except mandatory minicamp, attendance at offseason workouts is voluntary. Minicamps remain on the NFL’s summer schedule, although the league has shown flexibility while dealing with the pandemic.
Training camps will start in late July.
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Williams joined the Jets as the third player picked in the 2019 NFL Draft after earning unanimous All-American honors and winning the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman in 2018, the former Wenonah High School star’s only season as a starter at Alabama.
In his first NFL season, Williams had 28 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss and six quarterback hits while playing 512 defensive snaps in 13 games. In his second season, Williams had 55 tackles, seven sacks, 10 tackles for loss and 14 quarterback hits while playing 587 defensive snaps in 13 games.
After posting a 2-14 record in 2020, the Jets have a new coach for the 2021 season. New York replaced Adam Gase with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.
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