Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson did not show for Friday's preseason game against the Giants and has not communicated directly with the team since then, general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday.

Patterson, who hasn't played since the preseason opener two weeks ago because of injuries to his calf, quad, and ankle, also did not show for Sunday's practice after the team had a day off Saturday. The 31-year-old journeyman is a projected starter at a position that already was a major concern heading into this season.

Ryan was scheduled to have a conference call with reporters Sunday. But before the call began, Idzik came on and dropped the bombshell news about Patterson's unexcused absence.

"I'd like to speak to Dimitri," Idzik said. "Again, I don’t want to speculate on anything until I have a direct conversation with anyone, much less the player, just to figure out what’s going on. So we really don’t know. We can only surmise and we don’t want to speculate."

Idzik said the team only learned on Saturday through Patterson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, that Patterson was OK physically. But beyond that, neither Idzik nor Ryan has heard from Patterson, and both said they were given no warning or indication to why Patterson would stop coming to work.