The Jacksonville Jaguars saw a huge boost as they started practice on Tuesday afternoon with rookie linebacker Quincy Williams returning without a knee brace. Williams went down at the beginning of August with a knee injury, but he’s back a little less than two weeks before their season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It was thought to be up to a six week injury, but Williams has made it back in fewer than four.
Williams is in line to be the team’s starting weakside linebacker, taking over for the retired Telvin Smith. It’s a similar injury to what cornerback Jalen Ramsey had back in 2016, however every injury is different especially when surgery is required.
It was an unfortunate setback for Williams though, who had been turning heads at training camp with not only his pure speed, but his actual plays on the field — which included picking off new quarterback Nick Foles for the first time all camp.