Giacomini, McLendon among 6 Jets ruled out vs. 49ers
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) and Breno Giacomini (68) leave the field after Fitzpatrick fumbled the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini and defensive tackle Steve McLendon are among six players ruled out for the game at San Francisco on Sunday.
Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, wide receiver Jalin Marshall, cornerback Antonio Allen and running back Khiry Robinson also will not play because of injuries. Coach Todd Bowles says Friday that defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is questionable to play with an injured ankle.
Giacomini is dealing with back, shoulder and calf ailments – although he says the calf is the main issue. Brent Qvale will start in his place.
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McLendon will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury, as will Mauldin (ankle).
Marshall and Allen have concussions, while the recently re-signed Robinson is still recovering from breaking his leg in the preseason.
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