McGraw out two to four weeks

Updated: October 14, 2003, 5:53 PM ET

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Free safety Jon McGraw of the New York Jets will be out two to four weeks with a partially dislocated right shoulder.

McGraw was injured in the 30-3 win over Buffalo on Sunday and had an MRI exam Monday that revealed the injury. In five games he had 21 tackles, including 10 at New England in September, and a pass defensed.

The second-year player became a starter this season after Damien Robinson left via free agency. As a rookie last year, McGraw played in 15 regular-season games and had 43 tackles with an interception.

McGraw is the second starter in the secondary to go down with an injury. Cornerback Donnie Abraham broke his right shoulder against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 21 and is expected to be out another four weeks.

Without McGraw, the Jets will play free-agent pickup Tyrone Carter or rookie Derek Pagel. Carter spent his first three seasons with Minnesota.

Pagel, a fifth-round pick in the draft, has seen limited time this season.

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