Jets CB Buster Skrine will miss Sunday's game against the Falcons due to a concussion.
RT Brandon Shell (neck), and TE Jordan Leggett (knee) are also out.
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe) is listed as questionable.
Wilkerson has missed practice the last few weeks but has continued to play in games.
The 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.
Skrine missing Sunday's game 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.