Recently, Williamson has dealt with a hamstring injury. Williamson practiced on a limited basis yesterday. Today, he didn’t practice.
Williamson missed the entire 2019 season due to a torn ACL. It would be detrimental to the team to lose him once again. Plus, this is a contract year for Williamson. Starting star linebacker C.J. Mosley opted out in July. This linebacker group can’t take any more hits. Neville Hewitt, Blake Cashman, and Harvey Langi back Williamson up.
To add depth to the linebacker position, the Jets signed former Giants player Alec Ogletree to the practice squad. In 2019, Ogletree recorded 80 tackles, one interception, one sack, and six pass defenses.
However, Alec Ogletree’s performance was quite mediocre. Ogletree recorded a 15.7 missed tackle percentage. In pass coverage, he allowed a passer rating of 107.
Another concern that comes up in the Jets injury report is Marcus Maye. Today, Maye practiced on a limited basis with a calf injury. He has battled injuries for some time. Likely if Maye is out, rookie safety Ashtyn Davis will take his place alongside Bradley McDougald.
On the positive side, the other players that were limited in practice were QB Joe Flacco, OL Alex Lewis, and OLB Tarell Basham. Flacco practiced for the first time on Wednesday, which is a good thing. He won’t be ready for Week 1 though.
For the second straight day, wide receiver Denzel Mims was expected to go full, but practiced on a limited basis. Mims had a problem with both of his hamstrings. Breshad Perriman fully practiced. Head coach Adam Gase says Mims “definitely” can be on the field and playing against the Buffalo Bills. The Jets starting receivers will likely be Perriman, Mims, and slot receiver Jamison Crowder.
The only possible worries on today’s Jets injury report are Avery Williamson and Marcus Maye.