Robert Saleh is optimistic that if Mike Williams’ rehabilitation progresses positively, he will be prepared for Week 1

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Mike Williams (Credits: NFL)

The Jets signed Mike Williams to a one-year contract last month to improve the team’s receiving group.

But Williams, aged 29, is recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in Week 3 of the 2023 season. New York head coach Robert Saleh mentioned last week at the annual league meeting that Williams still has a long recovery ahead, but the team believes he will be ready to play when the regular season starts.

“He’s following the same recovery timeline as Breece [Hall],” Saleh said, as reported by Ralph Ventre of SI.com. “They both had similar injuries and are on the same schedule. He knows it’s a tough road ahead, but if he does things the right way, we’re confident he’ll be ready for Week 1.”

Robert Saleh (Credits: SI)

Hall tore his ACL during his rookie season but was back on the field at the start of the 2023 season.

Saleh also praised Williams as a versatile receiver who can create favorable matchups. “We’ve admired his skills for a long time,” Saleh said. “When the ball goes up to him, it’s more like a 70-30 chance rather than 50-50.

“He has some work to do, but we’re excited. If he puts in the effort needed, he’ll be a great asset not just to himself but also to the team.”

Williams caught 19 passes for 249 yards with one touchdown before his season-ending injury last year. With 88 games under his belt, the seventh pick in the 2017 draft has accumulated 309 career receptions for 4,806 yards and 31 touchdowns.

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Ritik Katiyar is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Pharmaceutics. Currently, he lives in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. You can find him writing about all sorts of listicle topics. A pharmaceutical postgrad by day, and a content writer by night. You can write to him at [email protected]

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