Jets CBs Lito Sheppard (quadricep) and Donald Strickland (ankle) have been ruled out of Sunday’s matchup with the Titans. Both suffered injuries against the Patriots last week.
Sheppard has started the first two games for the Jets, and Strickland has been his primary backup and the team’s nickel corner. With both defensive backs unavailable vs. the Titans, Jets coach Rex Ryan said second-year CB Dwight Lowery will start opposite Darrelle Revis, and Drew Coleman will be the team’s nickel back.
QB Mark Sanchez was added to the Jets’ injury report Thursday because of tendinitis in his knee, but he was listed as probable and is expected to start.
For the Titans, K Rob Bironas (right ankle), TE Bo Scaife (knee) and backup QB Vince Young (illness) are all listed as questionable.