The final injury report is out and head coach Todd Bowles has confirmed that the Jets have ruled out Buster Skrine and Brandon Shell for the game against Atlanta on Sunday.
Although he struggled last week, Skrine's loss could be problematic from a match-up standpoint. Bowles refused to name a starter, but Darryl Roberts would appear to be the most likely candidate since he's been the number three in recent weeks, with Skrine reverting to the slot.
The more complicated issue might be who is going to man the slot with Skrine out. The Jets could opt to use some of their versatile safeties in that role but Robert Nelson is also a candidate. Even though he was only just added to the active roster, Nelson has played in the slot for the Texans before, notably in a postseason win over the Raiders.
Shell injured his neck on the first series against Miami and will be replaced by Brent Qvale again at right tackle. Shell had been struggling to adapt to being a full-time starter so Qvale might actually provide a short-term upgrade here.
Bowles also confirmed that Jordan Leggett will again be out while Muhammad Wilkerson has been listed as questionable. Earlier this week, Wilkerson implied they were managing his pain better which perhaps suggests he's likely to play.
The Jets play again next Thursday, so Shell and Skrine's status may not be certain for then, either. Also, Wilkerson will have less time to recover.