Jaguars rookie LB Williams (knee) out 4-6 weeks

Field Level Media

August 01, 2019 at 8:33 pm.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie linebacker Quincy Williams will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a slight tear in his meniscus, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The third-round pick from Murray State needs arthroscopic surgery to repair the knee injury and could miss the Sept. 8 season opener against Kansas City.

Williams is one of the leading candidates to replace Telvin Smith as a starter on the weak side.

“When the ball is snapped, I think he might be the fastest player on our football field right now,” coach Doug Marrone said earlier this week of Williams.

Before suffering the injury in training camp Thursday, Williams intercepted a tipped pass by Nick Foles during 7-on-7 red zone practice.

In four years at Murray State, Williams registered 231 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 43 games.