Jets CB Buster Skrine remained out of practice on Wednesday due to a concussion, head coach Todd Bowles said.
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe), RT Brandon Shell (neck), and TE Jordan Leggett (knee) also missed practice for a second straight day.
RB Matt Forte was limited.
Wilkerson has missed practice the last few weeks but has continued to play in games.
Shell underwent tests on his neck earlier this week and is listed as day-to-day.
The Buster Skrine concussion is a key injury that seemingly came out of nowhere for the Jets. Todd Bowles said he did not know about it until Skrine reported it to the team on Monday. Given the rigors of the NFL's concussion protocol it's probably unlikely at this point that the veteran corner will play on Sunday.
And that could be huge because even though the Falcons' passing offense hasn't been what it was last year, they still have dangerous weapons -- and none more dangerous than Julio Jones, who is one of the two or three best receivers in football. Skrine wasn't going to be on Jones alone, of course. Jones is often moved around in the Falcons' offense, even occasionally to the slot.
Any depletion of an already thin Jets' cornerbacks corps makes the job of containing Jones -- and Mohamed Sanu, and Taylor Gabriel -- even more problematic. It's worse in this case because rookie corner Xavier Coleman was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, leaving the Jets with Mo Claiborne, Daryl Roberts and Juston Burris as their only healthy corners (not including Robert Nelson, who was just activated off the practice squad on Wednesday) - and none of those are particularly suited to the slot, where Skrine usually played in nickel situation.
Bowles said he will have to "do some gymnastics" to figure out who places where in what's left of this unit. That won't be an easy task against Jones and a deep and dangerous Falcons attack.