Other than addressing Sam Darnold's status coming out of the bye week, Jets head coach Adam Gase also discussed how two of his top defensive pieces in CJ Mosley and Quinnen Williams are doing.
For Williams, things are definitely trending upward, according to Gase. Williams has been dealing with an ankle injury, which has hurt his time on the field early on in his rookie campaign.
But it sounds like the No. 3 overall pick will be back on the field against the Eagles in Week 5.
"Looks like we're good to go with Quinnen," Gase said during his conference call on Monday. "Unless something strange happens in like Wednesday's practice, he has really made a lot of strides here in the last week. He was pushing the week before, trying to get going for the New England game. I was very impressed by how he worked there."
As for Mosley, his status is more foggy.
His groin strain hasn't been cooperating how the Jets would've liked since he sustained it during the home opener against the Bills when he was defended a deep ball against WR John Brown. The bye week didn't seem to help much either, as he's still having some troubles.
Still, the veteran backer believes progress has been made.
"I made a lot of progress. It tough where the strain is, it's like up high so still a little tough for certain movements," Mosley said. "Just taking it day by day because I don't wanna try to rush it and make the injury worse than it already is."
Being that the strain is higher, as Mosley mentions, being able to cut and drive off the ground is still an issue.
"So running straight ahead felt pretty good," he explained. "But cutting, those types of motions, those feel the same that are kinda up in the air. That's why I can't test it out because I can set it back more. That's been the tricky part to test out that full speed motion without damaging it more."
Mosley will continue his treatment, with Gase saying he likely won't be out on the field for practice on Wednesday.
"It's definitely been frustrating. This is the most time I've missed since I played football," Mosley, who has only missed three total games prior to this injury, said. "So you just gotta try to stay with the program and pay attention in meetings like I'm getting ready to play every week..."