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Jets may be without Buster Skrine against Andrew Luck and Colts

Jets defensive back Buster Skrine against the Miami

Jets defensive back Buster Skrine against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 16, 2018. Credit: Getty Images/Elsa

The Jets could be without two of their top cornerbacks when they face Andrew Luck and the Colts this week.

Todd Bowles said he isn’t sure if Trumaine Johnson, who missed Sunday’s win over the Broncos with a strained quad, will return against Indianapolis. Johnson’s replacement Buster Skrine suffered a head injury Sunday and is in concussion protocol. It’s the fourth concussion Skrine has had since 2015.

“It’s concerning because he’s had quite a few of them,” Bowles said during a conference call Monday. “He’s better than he was yesterday. I’ll wait for the report. He’s in protocol. So we’ll wait and see what happens.”

The Jets are getting cornerback Rashard Robinson back. They activated him Monday and released safety J.J. Wilcox.

Robinson was suspended by the NFL for the first four weeks of the season and spent last week practicing with the Jets on a roster exemption. They had to make a move with him by Monday. Bowles spoke highly of Robinson after the Jets' last preseason game, so he could be in the mix against the Colts

Bowles was happy with how Darryl Roberts played Sunday so he could slide into Johnson’s role if he doesn’t play. Rookie Parry Nickerson likely would play more as well.

The Colts are 1-4, but Luck, who missed all of last season following shoulder surgery, is playing well. He's 163-for-245 for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns. Luck leads the NFL in pass attempts and completions and is tied for third in touchdown passes.  

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