The Jags could be getting one of their 2019 draft picks back from IR soon as Quincy Williams was designated for return Wednesday afternoon.
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Quincy Williams got closer to his return to the field Wednesday after the team designated him for a return off injured reserve. That gives the Jags 21 days to activate him to the active roster if they choose. Until then, he won’t count against the final 53-man roster.
LB Quincy Williams was 'designated for return' from our reserve/injured list and doesn’t currently count against the team’s 53-man roster.
Today begins a 21-day window to activate him to the 53-man roster.
Williams was drafted in the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Murray State after former linebacker Telvin Smith retired. He ended up starting in eight games, but had a brief stint where he was benched as a result of struggling to get acclimated with the speed of the NFL. Ultimately, Williams ended up with 48 total tackles and a pair of tackles for loss in 2019.
Williams will get to continue his development when/if the Jags decide to bring him back and he’d be able to help the Jags on special teams, too. The team hasn’t spoken on a timeline for Williams to reclaim a roster spot so they likely won’t rush him back unless an unexpected injury happens at linebacker.
Jags LB Quincy Williams underwent core muscle surgery recently but coachmen’s Doug Marrone isn’t sure on the timetable for his return.
It was announced that Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Quincy Williams would “miss time” with a core muscle injury last week and we now have an update on him. During Monday’s pre-practice media presser, coach Doug Marrone announced that the second-year linebacker had to undergo surgery to repair the injury and also revealed that it was a successful process.
As for a timetable, unfortunately, there hasn’t been one set yet but core muscle injuries often take approximately four to six weeks to return from. However, it’s worth noting the severity of Williams’ injury hasn’t been revealed.
Jaguars 2nd year linebacker Quincy Williams had core muscle surgery so he's out for awhile as he recovers. No timetable given by Marrone. @ActionSportsJax@ESPN690Jax
Williams was acquired last year as a result of veteran Telvin Smith retiring and leaving the Jags with a hole at weak-side linebacker. He ended up starting in eight games for the team, but had a brief period where he was benched as a result of struggling to adapt to the league’s fast-paced game. Still, he ended up with 48 total tackles and a pair of tackles for loss.
Williams’ injury comes as Marrone had announced that he liked the depth at linebacker last week, so the Jags should be able to maintain if Williams can return in the early stages of the regular season. Some non-starters who could fill his role as a reserve linebacker include Dakota Allen, Joe Giles-Harris, and Central Florida rookie Nate Evans, who the staff has mentioned often.
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Jags second-year LB Quincy Williams will be missing some time in camp with a core muscle issue, giving Dakota Allen a chance to step up.
According to Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, weak-side linebacker Quincy Williams will be missing some time on the field due to a core muscle issue. This comes as the Jags are in the process of their ramp-up period, working there way into padded practices which will take place next week.
Coach Marrone says LB Quincy Williams has a core muscle issue and will miss some time
Last night on IG Live Quincy mentioned how appreciative he was to be playing football with everything going on in the country, his focus will now be getting back to full health
Williams, 23, is entering his second year with the Jags after the team drafted him in the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Murray State. He ended up starting in eight games for the team as a rookie, but struggled and was benched as a result. However, he still managed to accumulate 48 tackles in the process.
Now, with Joe Schobert set to start at MIKE linebacker, Myles Jack will start on the weak-side, making Williams the top backup at the position. With the second-year player being sidelined, Marrone said Dakota Allen will take a majority of Williams’ reps.
The time Williams spends away from the field could be huge for Allen, who was a seventh-round pick for the Los Angeles Rams in 2019 and joined the Jags’ practice squad last December. After being drafted, Allen was a player who flashed in the preseason for the Rams so the potential is there for him to impress the Jags’ staff. If he can, it could make the depth at linebacker more interesting as it’s a position where the Jags are already strong.
The Jacksonville Jaguars unfortunately acquired their seventh double-digit loss season under owner Shad Khan after falling to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. It was a game in which the Jags got off to another slow start and had to play from behind, …
The Jacksonville Jaguars unfortunately acquired their seventh double-digit loss season under owner Shad Khan after falling to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. It was a game in which the Jags got off to another slow start and had to play from behind, which clearly isn’t a strength of theirs. In the end, the Falcons ended up covering the spread of 7.5 with ease, winning the game by a score of 24-12.
All of that said, lets take a look at the good, bad, and ugly moments from Sunday’s game against the Dirty Birds:
The good: CB Tre Herndon
In a game where there wasn’t a lot of positives, cornerback Tre Herndon definitely brought his A-game. He was very active Sunday against the Falcons, accumulating three tackles, two pass deflections and a pick on the day.
In the play in which Herndon got the interception, quarterback Matt Ryan was trying to hit Julio Jones deep after a roll out, but Herndon came to help out veteran corner A.J. Bouye and high-pointed the ball. It marked his third of the year and he now leads the team in the category.
Herndon has been gaining confidence since becoming the Jags starter in Jalen Ramsey’s place. That said, he’s made a case to be a starter in 2020 at the cornerback position as there is still plenty of room for him to further develop.
With the playoffs out of sight, the Jacksonville Jaguars continued to shuffle their roster Wednesday. The team added a linebacker in Preston Brown from waivers, who formerly played for their Week 15 opponents in the Oakland Raiders. To make room for …
With the playoffs out of sight, the Jacksonville Jaguars continued to shuffle their roster Wednesday. The team added a linebacker in Preston Brown from waivers, who formerly played for their Week 15 opponents in the Oakland Raiders. To make room for the move, they placed 2019 third-round selection Quincy Williams on injured reserve.
We have claimed sixth-year LB Preston Brown (@pb_number2) off waivers from Oakland.
Doug Marrone told the media that he would consider lineup changes at linebacker in his Wednesday morning presser, which is why the decision to put Williams on IR isn’t a complete shocker. Williams was on Wednesday’s injury report with a hand injury, but was limited in the process. It’s possible the Jags felt that the injury would be an issue after watching him throughout practice, or maybe they just saw enough out of the rookie, who has struggled at times.
As for Brown, he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Afterward, he spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the Raiders last month.
Brown will enter his tenure in Jacksonville with 609 career tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. As a collegiate player at Louisville, he appeared in 52 games, started in 37 and accumulated 301 tackles, seven sacks and one interception.
The Jags made another roster transaction this week and added some help in the secondary by placing Najee Goode (knee) on IR.
The Jacksonville Jaguars seemingly sustained a lot of injuries in Week 12’s loss against the Tennessee Titans and linebacker Najee Goode (knee) was amongst them. He was placed on injured reserve Wednesday as a result and the Jags filled his spot by signing safety Marcus Gilchrist.
We have signed 8th-year S Marcus Gilchrist (@mgilchr) to the active roster and placed 8th-year LB Najee Goode (knee) on our reserve/injured list.
It’s not known when Goode sustained the injury but it appears to be one that will take at least a week to return from based on the Jags’ transaction. He started in four total games at weak-side linebacker with rookie Quincy Williams struggling but the Jags gave Williams a lot of play time Sunday and it appears they are now comfortable with him again.
Gilchrist, 30, was drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft (No. 50 overall) out of Clemson by the San Diego Chargers but has been a journeyman throughout his career. Afterward, he spent time with the New York Jets, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions. This season marks Gilchrist’s eighth and he will enter his tenure with 123 appearances, 98 starts, 495 total tackles, and 14 interceptions.
Gilchrist’s addition could be insurance at the safety position as starting safety Ronnie Harrison exited Sunday’s game with a concussion. While attempting to bring Titans tight end MyCole Pruitt down in the first quarter, it appears he accidentally collided with teammate Jarrod Wilson. He surfaced on Wednesday’s injury report and was projected not to practice.
The Jags had full participation Wednesday as they prepare the the Colts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars released their first injury report since returning from their bye week Wednesday and every player participated in practice. However, there were three players who were limited in defensive lineman Calais Campbell, center Brandon Linder (shoulder) and offensive tackle Cam Robinson (knee).
Wednesday marked the first time in which Linder and Campbell surfaced on the injury report for their respective injuries, but both could be precautionary measures. As for Robinson, he was sideline for half of the preseason after recovering from a left ACL tear from 2018. He also hyper-extended his right knee in early September, however, with him being limited it appears the injury he’s listed for isn’t severe.
Receiver Dede Westbrook and nickelback D.J. Hayden were full participants Wednesday with neck/shoulder injuries. Meanwhile, linebackers Leon Jacobs and Quincy Williams also had the same status with hamstring injuries.