The Bengals selected Williams 11th in the NFL draft back in April. He signed his rookie deal back in May. Williams had been banged up in practice early this month, Which led to the torn labrum.
Bengals announced that rookie OT Jonah Williams had left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Williams likely will miss the 2019 season, but is expected to make a full recovery.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2019
To replace Willaims, the Bengals might have to lean on Cordy Glenn, who started at left tackle last season. In offseason workouts, Glenn had been playing guard. He could be moved back to tackle in the wake of Williams injury. Also, earlier this month the Bengals, signed John Jerry. Jerry played for the Giants last preseason but got cut before the season started. He has played in 122 games and could see some time at tackle as well. The former Giant has some history with Bengals offensive line coach Jim Turner.
The Bengals were counting on Williams to anchor their offensive line. With Williams getting hurt puts that on hold. Cordy Glenn and John Jerry will need to step up and protect Andy Dalton.