The Jets’ cornerback situation has gone from bad to strange.

General manager John Idzik revealed Sunday that Dimitri Patterson failed to show up for the team’s preseason game on Friday against the Giants and that the team had been unable to communicate with him for about 48 hours.

Idzik and Rex Ryan finally met with Patterson on Sunday night, but no details of the meeting were released.

Idzik, speaking before it was known that Patterson would return, said the team knew the cornerback was safe on Saturday by speaking with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, but did not know why the veteran had failed to report to the game.

“Once we learned that Dimitri was OK ... we notified him that has absence was unexcused and will be handled accordingly,” Idzik said, clarifying later that he had spoken to Patterson’s agent and not the cornerback himself.

Idzik called the situation “very unusual” and “baffling.”

Patterson, 31, was a free agent signing in the offseason and was expected to start at cornerback.