An MRI exam Sunday revealed that rookie defensive lineman
Williams, the sixth pick overall out of USC, got hurt in the first half of the Jets' 28-18 preseason victory over the
There was no immediate timetable on when Williams might return, but it isn't expected to be a long-term injury. The Jets open the regular season on Sept. 13 at home against Cleveland — giving him two weeks to rest and heal.
Coach Todd Bowles wasn't certain when Williams was injured, but the rookie was limping slightly and favoring his left leg as he walked behind the end zone and to the Jets' locker room after the Giants kicked off following a touchdown with 3:53 left in the first half. Williams never returned to the sideline after halftime, but X-rays on the knee were negative and he was receiving treatment in the trainer's room long after the game was over.
Williams is expected to be a major part of Bowles' defense. He has been starting for the Jets in place of
Richardson is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Missouri on charges of resisting arrest. The defensive lineman reached speeds as high as 143 mph in a road race on July 14, and later sped from police. Richardson could face additional discipline from the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy, so Williams could see an expanded role to start his rookie season if healthy.
Brooks won't practice
Coach Jim Tomsula said Sunday there was no change in Brooks' status.
"That's day to day. I have not been updated on that at all, so it's exactly where it is," Tomsula said, adding that Brooks would not practice.
The team sent him home Thursday morning from Colorado, where the 49ers held a pair of joint practices with the
General manager Trent Baalke said he wasn't sure how long the expulsion would last or whether it would be permanent.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office charged Brooks for an alleged assault on Dec. 15 at the home of former teammate Ray McDonald, who on Wednesday was indicted by a grand jury for rape of an intoxicated person involving the same victim. An arraignment had yet to be scheduled.
Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston's starting quarterback, and the
All three Texans quarterbacks led scoring drives.
Drew Brees marched the Saints 75 yards for a field goal on his lone series, completing his first four passes for 40 yards before his last two fell incomplete inside the 20.