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Jets ‘still not concerned’ about Quinnen Williams’ recovery

By Ryan Dunleavy

July 29, 2021 | 12:25am | Updated

 

The Jets already are bracing to be without two injured defensive players when the regular season opens.

Breathe easy, Jets fans. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is not one of them.

Williams, who is coming off surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot, is scheduled to return to practice no later than the days leading up to the second preseason game against the Packers on Aug. 21, according to coach Robert Saleh. The Jets and Packers will hold two joint practices in Wisconsin that week.

“Slower approach in terms of making sure that this doesn’t happen to the other foot,” Saleh said in reference to how overcompensating for one injury sometimes leads to another. “I’m still not concerned at all about Quinnen. He does look good out there. He’s started running, and he’s in good shape. We’re confident that when he hits the field, he’ll hit the ground running.”

 

In an uncommon act of injury transparency by a NFL coach, Saleh revealed “conservative” estimates that safety Ashtyn Davis and outside linebacker Vinny Curry are out until Week 2 of the regular season. He also put defensive end Kyle Phillips on the same timeline as Williams.

The Jets activated safety Marcus Maye and defensive linemen Foley Fatukasi and Jonathan Marshall — and signed defensive lineman Jeremiah Valoaga, who played under Saleh with the 49ers — before Wednesday’s first practice of training camp.

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Williams, Phillips and Davis remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list and Curry is on the Non-Football Injury List after an offseason procedure, per Saleh. Cornerback Bryce Hall was excused from practice to be at the birth of a child.

No long-term contract extension but no holdout for Maye, who will play this season on the franchise tag. That pays $10.6 million for safeties.

Linebacker Jarrad Davis and Maye were college teammates at Florida and were reunited after Davis signed a one-year deal to leave the Lions in free agency. So, Davis has insight into Maye’s true thinking and motivations.

“He’s been edgy to get out here this whole time,” Davis said. “Just talking to him ever since he got a chance to come back for a little bit toward the end of OTAs, now he’s just driven. He’s inspired. He’s excited. He wants to be around the team. He is somebody who really cares about ball, and that’s somebody who is fun to play with.”

The Jets are 90 percent vaccinated against COVID-19 (accounting for 81 players), according to Saleh. All coaches are vaccinated, as is mandated by the league. Restrictions inside facilities and on road trips loosen for teams above 85 percent vaccinated.

What do you think of the Jets' chances this season? Post a comment.

Right tackle George Fant is in the middle of a 10-day quarantine after a positive test result. He is expected back next week.

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The Jets honored late assistant coach Greg Knapp, who died last week after injuries sustained when his bicycle was involved in a car accident, with a decal displaying his initials on the back of helmets. Knapp, 58, joined Saleh’s initial coaching staff after the two met when Knapp held the higher position with the Texans in 2010.

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Elijah Moore’s veteran confidence impressing at Jets’ training camp

By Peter Botte

July 28, 2021 | 11:20pm | Updated

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Elijah Moore opened his initial training-camp practice with the Jets with the second offensive unit, but the rookie wide receiver already is making an impression with his new teammates and coaching staff.

Corey Davis, who signed a three-year deal worth $37.5 million to be the team’s No. 1 receiver following four seasons with the Titans, described the Jets’ second-round pick out of Ole Miss as “a baller” with the mindset of an established veteran.

“Elijah, he’s a great player, man, a great dude. He’s real comfortable out there, like he’s been here before. He doesn’t really seem like a rookie,” Davis said after the opening practice session Wednesday in Florham Park. “His mindset is crazy. He’s out there, he’s leading the guys, and I’m real happy we got this dude.

“He’s a baller, on and off the field. I can’t wait to see what he does for us.”

Elijah Moore impressed coaches and teammates at the start of training camp.

 

Robert Saleh said the 5-foot-10 Moore made “a couple of good plays” in Wednesday’s practice, but like Davis, the first-year head coach especially likes the way the rookie wideout confidently carries himself.

“He walks in that building, and you’d think he’s been in this building for 10 years,” Saleh said. “He asks all the right questions. He’s putting in the work. He’s an impressive young man. Excited to see him grow.”

 

The 21-year-old Moore signed his rookie four-year deal worth $8.94 million last week, leaving quarterback Zach Wilson, the No. 2-overall selection, as the organization’s lone unsigned draft pick at the onset of camp. Inexperienced Mike White and James Morgan were the only rostered quarterbacks in practice Wednesday.

Moore finished second behind Heisman Trophy receiver DeVonta Smith among FBS receivers in receptions (86) and receiving yards (1,193) — despite sitting out the Rebels’ final two games. Saleh last week called Moore “dynamic” and “extremely versatile,” adding, “There’s not a lot of things he can’t do.”

Davis posted 65 receptions for a career-best 984 yards (15.1 per catch) with five touchdowns last season in 14 games for the Titans. Davis and Moore join a revamped receiver corps that also features Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole and second-year man Denzel Mims.

 

“He can do a lot, not only for me, but for this team,” Davis said of Moore, an all-SEC selection in 2020. “He does a lot in the return game, and obviously catching the ball, and making it happen after he catches the ball. He’s real special, for sure.”

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Jets WR Corey Davis says Elijah Moore 'doesn't really seem like a rookie'

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After just one training camp practice, Jets receiver Corey Davis thinks Elijah Moore is different.

The veteran wideout noticed the rookie already seemed comfortable on the field with the rest of the team despite this being his first season in the league.

“He doesn’t really seem like a rookie,” Davis said Wednesday. “His mindset is crazy. He’s out there leading the guys. I’m real happy we got this dude. He’s a baller on and off the field and I can’t wait to see what he does for us.”

Moore flashed in OTAs as a versatile receiver with exceptional route-running skills. He’s poised to play a big role in a Jets’ offense full of quality pass-catchers. Davis will likely be the Jets’ No. 1 outside receiver with Jamison Crowder in the slot, but there’s a role for Moore to carve out as the big-play guy who can make people miss all over the field.

“He’s real special,” Davis added.

Davis isn’t the first person to notice Moore’s maturity. Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur noted earlier this summer how Moore wants to be great this year and Robert Saleh said Moore already looks like a veteran.

“He walks in that building and you’d think he’d been in this building 10 years,” Saleh said Wednesday. “He asks all the right questions. He’s putting in the work. He’s an impressive young man. Excited to see him grow.”

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They not concerned as they dont see themselves as SB ready this year and will focus on culture, installing playbook determining gaps needed for 2022 and beyond when they will view themselves as playoff ready

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Ashtyn Davis is quickly becoming an insignificant forgotten part of this team. He really needs to get on the field and start balling. Last year he had a plausable excuse.... this year he's missing training camp and is behind all the other young players. He'll be off the team next year at this rate if he doesn't get things figured out by the end of the season.

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52 minutes ago, 32EBoozer said:

Ashtyn Davis is quickly becoming an insignificant forgotten part of this team. He really needs to get on the field and start balling. Last year he had a plausable excuse.... this year he's missing training camp and is behind all the other young players. He'll be off the team next year at this rate if he doesn't get things figured out by the end of the season.

Isn't he recovering from surgery? What do you want from him? Is he supposed to heal like Wolverine? Or get out there on the field with a bum foot? 

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1 hour ago, 32EBoozer said:

Ashtyn Davis is quickly becoming an insignificant forgotten part of this team. He really needs to get on the field and start balling. Last year he had a plausable excuse.... this year he's missing training camp and is behind all the other young players. He'll be off the team next year at this rate if he doesn't get things figured out by the end of the season.

Davis is a garbage.  Not only did he look lost last year he looked slow, overmatched physically and unathletic

 

Our secondary is going to be a problem

 

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15 minutes ago, PepPep said:

Isn't he recovering from surgery? What do you want from him? Is he supposed to heal like Wolverine? Or get out there on the field with a bum foot? 

We have guys on this board crapping on Becton for missing time..... maybe even you?

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2 minutes ago, 32EBoozer said:

We have guys on this board crapping on Becton for missing time..... maybe even you?

The greatest "Ability" is "Availability"!

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People are upset about Becton missing time in July?

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