For 2-and-a-half quarters Sunday, Morris Claiborne adopted Julio Jones from sideline to sideline and rendered the star Falcons receiver a digital non-issue.
However Claiborne left the eventual 25-20 Jets loss with a foot damage halfway by way of the third quarter. And on the very subsequent offensive play for the Falcons, the primary snap after a Gang Inexperienced punt, Jones made his mark on the sport, hauling in a fifty three-yard reception on a primary-down play motion cross from Matt Ryan. Atlanta capped the drive with a area aim that minimize the Jets benefit to at least one level. The Falcons took the lead on their subsequent possession.
“He wasn’t in there, and Julio made a play,” Todd Bowles stated. “We’ve got to play higher.”
Claibone did not return, however he stated after the sport that X-rays got here again unfavourable and his foot is “undoubtedly not damaged.” He is scheduled to bear an MRI on Monday to additional assess the severity of the damage. Claiborne, who signed a one-yr cope with the Jets this offseason, performed in simply 22 of forty eight video games for the Cowboys from 2014-2016 due to accidents.
In a fast turnaround, the Jets subsequent play the Payments on Thursday night time at MetLife Stadium.
“It is a brief week,” Claiborne stated. “I’ll attempt to do every thing in my energy to be on the sector.”
Claiborne suffered the damage on a 3rd down with round 9 minutes remaining within the third quarter. Jones drove again to the ball on a comeback route, and Claiborne pressured an incompletion with tight protection. However as the 2 gamers fell to the bottom, Claiborne stated Jones landed on his foot and “twisted it up.”
Claiborne tried to check out the damage on the sideline however had a troublesome time operating or placing weight on his toes. That improved over time, although, and Claiborne stated his foot felt “higher” within the locker room after the loss.
With No. 2 nook Buster Skrine sitting with a concussion, Claiborne’s damage was a brutal blow for the Jets. Juston Burris was pressured into motion within the second half and missed a deal with on a pivotal fifty two-yard run from Tevin Coleman that arrange the Falcons’ recreation-profitable landing.
Skrine is the Jets’ slot nook. Robert Nelson, who was referred to as up from the apply squad final week, performed within the slot for many snaps when the protection was in man protection….