The NY Jets held Quinnen Williams, Jamison Crowder, and others out of Thursday’s practice.
The NY Jets will have an extra day of rest this week before their Week 9 matchup with the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. And it seems as though they’re going to need it.
Head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters prior to Thursday’s practice and he indicated that a number of players would be held out including the likes of Quinnen Williams, Jamison Crowder, and Sam Darnold.
Others such as Blake Cashman, Breshad Perriman, and Nathan Shepherd also won’t be practicing on Thursday. It should be noted that the team did not practice on Wednesday since their week was pushed back a day with the game being on Monday.
The Jets, fortunately, appear optimistic about Darnold’s status for Monday, but the same can’t necessarily be said for Williams.
Williams exited early in the second half of the Jets’ Week 8 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury. The injury was apparently severe enough to keep Williams out of practice on Thursday and the Jets appear to be somewhat concerned.
Gase indicated that the team would take a “wait-and-see” approach with Williams and there is no indication if he could practice tomorrow. There’s a good chance that he’s either a game-time decision or simply inactive on Monday.
The NY Jets will hope to see Jamison Crowder return in Week 9.
As for Crowder, the decision to hold him out appears a little more precautionary and Gase said the Jets hope that he could return to practice on Friday.
Crowder has missed the last two weeks after suffering a groin injury in practice. He also missed Weeks 2 and 3 earlier in the year meaning that he’s only played in four games despite appearing in all 16 contests in his first season with the team.
When he’s been on the field, he’s been nothing short of spectacular racking up 100+ receiving yards in three of the four games he’s played thus far. But staying healthy has been a problem for him this year.
There were no updates on the likes of Cashman and Shepherd, although the former was held out of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Shepherd is apparently dealing with a back injury, but he did play this past Sunday.
Perriman missed Sunday’s game after suffering a concussion the week prior, but moved into the next stage of the concussion protocol on Thursday which means he was allowed to practice in a limited fashion with no contact.
The Jets are beaten and battered heading into their primetime divisional showdown with the Patriots. They’ll look to take full advantage of that extra day of rest as they look to get healthy before Monday’s game.