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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - By the end of his second straight disappointing season, it looked like Leonard Williams had played himself right out of the Jets' long-term plans. A lucrative contract extension wasn't even on the back burner. Some around the NFL thought he'd be available in a trade.
That, though, was the old Jets' regime. With coach Adam Gase and GM Joe Douglas in charge now, the 25-year-old Williams is most definitely in the new regime's plans.
Privately and publicly, the new braintrust of the Jets' organization - Gase, Douglas, and even defensive coordinator Gregg Williams - have all raved about Williams' ability and potential. They know he's underachieved - just seven sacks in the last two seasons - but they believe they can get his production to go way up.