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Quinnen Williams out eight to 10 weeks with broken foot

Quinnen Williams is expected to be out eight to 10 weeks after breaking a small bone in his foot that will likely require the Jets defensive lineman to undergo surgery.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo, Williams will probably miss OTAs and minicamp, but on the current timeline, he should be ready to go by training camp, which begins on July 28.

Williams was taken with the third pick by the Jets in the 2019 draft, and in two seasons, he has already proved to be a natural disruptor and playmaker on defense. Last season, the defensive tackle had seven sacks in 13 games and established himself as one of the foundational pieces of an otherwise underwhelming defense. 

New head coach Robert Saleh, who was the 49ers’ defensive coordinator before heading to New York, recently spoke about his excitement for getting to work with the 23-year-old this upcoming season.

“I absolutely love Quinnen,” Saleh said. “Really excited to get the seat belt off of his harness and let him go. In this scheme, to get him going vertical, to get all that mass moving in the direction that he needs to go, I’m really excited about the potential that he’s going to have.”




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