How Jets' Quinnen Williams used YouTube to train during contract holdout

Danny Abriano

Jets rookie Quinnen Williams arrived at training camp on Friday after signing his deal, and revealed he was using an outside the box training method while waiting to sign.

"I just worked out on my own," he said. "Not really much I can do. I can YouTube everything. I don't really have to go pay like a superstar -- a super performance dude. I can just do it. ... you can't take the performance coach with you. So YouTube a lot. I did a lot of stuff that we do here, over and over. I did a lot of conditioning. I ran track a lot."

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Williams, who said the contract holdup was "just a thing about taxes," discussed how hard it was to watch while his teammates got going without him.


"It definitely was tough man, just seeing your guys at practice having fun with each-other, competing against each other is always a hard thing to see," he said. "But I trusted my agent -- she did a great job. I trusted upstairs in the Jets facility to get everything handled and to put my best interest out front. Everything went well. Everything went great. Glad to be a Jet and just be here to compete."

Williams said he'll practice for the first time on Saturday and will be taking "mental rips on the sidelines" until then. 

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