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Leonard Williams is in the concussion protocol

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NFL: New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jets head coach Todd Bowles confirmed today to the media defensive lineman Leonard Williams is in the concussion protocol.

On how Leonard Williams is feeling today…

He’s doing fine, so far, so we’ll see how the week goes.

On if Williams has a concussion and is in the concussion protocol…

Correct.

Williams recorded his first career interception in Sunday’s loss to the Saints.

One cannot help but wonder whether the Jets will consider shutting Williams down at this point. The competitive part of the season is over. The Week 16 defeat to the Saints officially eliminated the Jets from postseason contention. Two games remain, but the Jets are playing for pride, to evaluate certain players, and other considerations. Williams presumably is a major part of the team’s plans for the foreseeable future. It might make sense for the Jets to preserve his health and get a head start on his offseason.