Jets won't see Falcons' Calvin Ridley in London game as star receiver is dealing with personal matter

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Calvin Ridley runs with ball in black Falcons jersey
Calvin Ridley runs with ball in black Falcons jersey

As the Jets and Atlanta Falcons prep for their game in London, one of the marquee players in this matchup isn't getting on the plane.

Falcons WR Calvin Ridley is not making the trip overseas and will be out for Sunday's Week 5 contest as he's dealing with a personal matter, the team announced.

That's obviously a huge blow to the Falcons' offense, as Ridley is easily their most dynamic player on that side of the ball. He's Matt Ryan's favorite target, who's hauled in at least seven receptions in the last three games. He just ripped off 80 yards on seven catches last week against the Washington Football Team.

While everyone hopes things are OK with Ridley, it is a big sigh of relief for Robert Saleh's defense, as he was likely planning on limiting his production -- a very hard task to achieve. Now the biggest threat will likely be that of Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Pitts, two strong individuals with the ability for breakout plays.