NY Jets news: Mike White injury update, Quinnen Williams status, Will Parks unclaimed

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The NY Jets will be starting a new (old?) quarterback in Week 15 as Zach Wilson will take the place of the injured Mike White. White was ruled out for this week's game against the Detroit Lions on Friday and it seems as though he might miss more than one week.

Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that it might be difficult for White to return to action on a short week with the Jets set to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football in Week 16.

ESPN's Rich Cimini also reported that there's a chance White's injury could keep him sidelined anywhere between 3-5 weeks if the placement of the fracture causes concern that a hit could result in internal damage.

White told reporters that he spoke to 10 different doctors in an effort to get cleared, but it was ultimately determined that it wasn't safe. It's clear White desperately wants to be out there, but it just wasn't going to happen.

The Jets will closely monitor White's status over the coming days, but it seems very feasible that he's forced to miss multiple games if not the remainder of the regular season.

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Quinnen Williams injury update

Star defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was held out of practice for the third consecutive day on Friday as he failed to log a single practice this week. Despite this, the Jets still listed Williams as questionable to play with a calf injury.

Williams injured his calf during last Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills, and while he avoided major injury, he still might be forced to miss time. The Jets remain hopeful that Williams can play this week despite his lack of practices.

Saleh reiterated that Williams is still 50/50 to play on Sunday while adding that defensive linemen don't necessarily need to practice to play.

With a short week ahead, the Jets might opt to rest Williams for one game and prepare him for a Thursday night return, but there's still every chance he does play. His status will likely be a game-time decision.

Will Parks unclaimed on waivers

The Jets released fan-favorite safety and special teamer Will Parks on Thursday in a move that took many by surprise. The plan, however, was for the team to re-sign Parks to the practice squad once he cleared waivers.

On Friday, Parks officially went unclaimed on waivers and is expected to join the Jets' practice squad ahead of their Week 15 game against the Lions. The team might very well elevate him from the practice squad as well for this week's game.

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While he hasn't officially re-signed yet, it feels like a formality at this point. His release was simply a product of roster gymnastics.