The Jets have already been without their starting linebackers for weeks now. Leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Giants, it looks like they'll be without their starting cornerbacks as well.
Trumaine Johnson has hit the IR this week, and is likely done as a Jet. And now head coach Adam Gase revealed on Thursday that CB Darryl Roberts suffered a calf injury during practice on Wednesday.
According to The Daily News' Manish Mehta, Roberts is dealing with a calf strain, which would likely keep him out on Sunday.
That's just another tough break for the Jets, who can't get lucky when it comes to the health of their players. Now they'll have to rely on more depth players to cover the Giants receivers' this week, and potentially for more weeks to come.
Right now, it would appear CBs Nate Hairston and Arthur Maulet will go on the outside while Brian Poole stays in the slot. The Jets also added Maurice Candy to their roster via waivers this week, a former sixth-rounder from the Ravens. Bless Austin, the Jets' 2019 sixth-rounder who has yet to make his NFL debut, has also been practicing this week and could be activated for more depth.
Gregg Williams hasn't been able to work with many starters this season, yet his group is still in the middle of the pack at 17th overall in defense. They do, however, allow the eighth-most points per game at 26.4. They're also 24th in passing yards allowed per game at 263.