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Leonard Williams silences his worries in return for Jets practice

Leonard Williams returned to training Tuesday after missing several training sessions with a hip injury suffered during a scrum last week.

"I feel very good, I came back today and found new legs," said Williams. "I really did not want to miss too much time, but I tried to do everything the doctors and trainers needed for me to be careful. We were safe to make sure I'm ready when the season arrives.

"I wanted to return to practice as soon as possible so I would not fall. Today, I felt that I had not taken a step back. "

Williams said he had a hip injury during the team scrum "and that it caught fire afterwards."

"I went to the training room on my day off, I looked and said not to stay for a while," he said.

When asked if there are any concerns, it's something that could drag on, Williams replied, "I'm not worried."

Leonard Williams
Leonard WilliamsBill Kostroun / New York Post

Taylor Bertolet, the kicker that the Jets signed after Chandler Catanzaro 's sudden withdrawal, looked solid during his second training with the team. He made his five attempts at placing 43, 40, 44, 32 and 33 yards.

This is the second relay with the Jets for Bertolet, who has never played in a game of the regular season of the NFL. He was the second kicker at camp last year but was defeated by Jason Myers, who was not re-signed after the season.

"He has done a great job since coming back," said Brant Boyer, coach of the special teams. "I have a lot of confidence in the child. he
hit a good ball and have a strong leg. He has a lot of leg to get him out of the back of the end zone. "

Boyer revealed what had happened with the sudden retirement of Catanzaro.

"He came into my office and he sat down and said," Hey, I no longer feel like I have it, and I do not want to put you in a difficult situation, "said Boyer." In my 12th year [playing,] I was there myself. I flew to take a physics for the giants and [realized] I did not have it anymore. I only knew where he was. I understand and respect him totally. He's an old friend, and I'm sorry to see him go. "


Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains acknowledged that the offensive had taken a step back in Tuesday's practice. Sam Darnold, who has a strong side, does not look well-off, scoring only 5 of 12 passes with an interception.

"I think it was a sloppy performance for the whole offensive," said Loggains. "We have to clean things up. It was not our best performance. We practiced at a much higher level until [Tuesday]. ''

Loggains, however, said he was "excited" about Darnold's initial coaching by TD in the first pre-season game against the Giants.

"When you build a culture and build something new, you have to celebrate small wins," he said. "This attack was to have some success so that all the hard work they are doing on this project is paying off."


Jets defensive tackle Steve McClendon said he understood Antonio Brown's interest in not changing the helmet he has used throughout his career.

"These situations are the preference of the players," said McLendon, Brown's teammate on the Steelers, from McClendon's first rookie in 2010 to signing with the Jets before the 2016 season. "That's his way. That's what he really wants and I just want to leave it there, okay?

"All of us – especially the older guys who have been playing for a while – no one wants to change anything that, in his opinion, has helped them to happen for so long. But with time and research, growth and change must occur from time to time. You must understand that it is a business. Business is business, and you just have to get out of it. "

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