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Mo Claiborne Out, Rashard Robinson Active

Jets CB Position Will Have Darryl Roberts Starting, 3rd-Year Trade Acquisition Available for Bills Tonight


Updated, 7:20 p.m. ET

Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne will sit out tonight's Thursday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium.

Claiborne sat out practice all week with a foot injury coming out of Sunday's rainy home game against Atlanta and head coach Todd Bowles on Wednesday listed his status for tonight's game as questionable.

Darryl Roberts will start for Claiborne in the Jets' base defense. And the CB position, despite losing a starter tonight, gets two reinforcements with the return of Buster Skrine from the NFL's concussion protocol and the availability of Rashard Robinson, the third-year player acquired earlier this week in a trade with San Francisco.

Also, DL Muhammad Wilkerson is again expected to start. Wilkerson has been battling shoulder and foot injuries but despite not practicing the past four weeks and being listed each week as questionable, he has started as usual and has had arguably his two most impactful games the past two weeks against Miami and Atlanta.

On the offensive line, Brandon Shell (shoulder) will be inactive for the second straight week and Brent Qvale will get the start for Shell at RT.

Back on the D-line, newly signed Xavier Cooper will be active and, like Robinson, will be in line to make his Green & White debut.

Here is the Jets' full inactive list for their only scheduled national game this season:
■ QB Christian Hackenberg
■ CB Morris Claiborne
■ S Terrence Brooks
■ CB Derrick Jones
■ FB Lawrence Thomas
■ LB Obum Gwacham
■ T Brandon Shell

For the Bills, WR Kelvin Benjamin, who arrived in a trade with Carolina this week, will not make his Buffalo debut tonight. The Bills' inactive list:

■ WR Kelvin BeTnjamin
■ WR Brandon Tate
■ CB E.J. Gainies
■ T Seantrel Henderson
■ T Conor McDermott
■ T John Miller
■ TE Charles Clay

Top Photos from the Pregame Festivities Prior to Thursday Night Football Between the Jets and Bills

Bowles' gamenight captains are QB Josh McCown, TE Eric Tomlinson, LB Demario Davis, DL Leonard Williams and LS Thomas Hennessy.

The Jets are wearing their Kelly green "Nike Color Rush" Thursday night uniforms, which they wore once before, for the 2015 TNF game at MetLife against Buffalo. The Kelly jerseys and pants will be accompanied by chrome green facemasks, stripes and decals on the uniforms.

Jerome Boger is the referee. He refereed 18 previous Jets games beginning in 2006 with the Jets' 28-20 win at Buffalo. Boger also presided at the Jets' 2009 AFC Divisional Round playoff win at San Diego, the 2013 home overtime win over the Patriots, and the 2015 season opener vs. Cleveland and its then starting QB, McCown.

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