Quinnen Williams
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New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinnen Williams receives his first fine in the NFL for hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub.

Welcome to the NFL, Quinnen Williams. Let’s pray this is the only fine you’ll get in your hopefully long and storied career.

Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the New York Jets rookie defensive lineman was fined for his hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub. The hit took place in a preseason Week 2 game in Atlanta.

Williams didn’t record a sack nor a tackle in the game. He hasn’t recorded a statistic yet this preseason, but fans shouldn’t be worried. Williams will soon enough prove to be a great pick and one of the more talented athletes of this past draft class. Just have to give him time to get settled and acclimated into Gregg Williams’ defensive set.

He’s likely to appeal, as reported by Pelissero. However, he hasn’t confirmed at this point whether or not he actually will. Having not been flagged on the play could be a good case against the fine.

The rookie will be lining up alongside Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson most likely. Veteran Steve McLendon will get in the mix as well. The front seven needs to be dominant for the Jets this year, especially with the fact that they now have Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley on the roster.

The Jets play their final preseason game this Thursday at MetLife Stadium. They’ll be taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.