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Sunday, December 29, 2013
Jets inactives: Lankster returns to lineup

By Rich Cimini

MIAMI -- After missing one game with a jaw injury, special-teams standout Ellis Lankster is active and will play Sunday for the New York Jets in the season finale.

The Jets' final inactive list of the season consists of the usual suspects: Quarterback David Garrard, tackle Ben Ijalana, guard Will Campbell, tackle Oday Aboushi, running back Darius Reynaud, tight end Chris Pantale and linebacker Jermaine Cunningham.

Aboushi and Campbell -- fifth- and sixth-round draft picks, respectively -- didn't play a single down this season. In fact, they were inactive for every game. In essence, they were redshirted by GM John Idzik. Ijalana, whom they acquired on waivers at the end of the preseason, also was inactive for 16 games.

Garrard, too, never stepped on the field, inactive for the nine games he was on the roster.

The Miami Dolphins' inactives are quarterback Pat Devlin, running back Mike Gillislee, cornerback Will Davis, cornerback Jalil Brown, guard Danny Watkins, guard David Arkin and defensive tackle A.J. Francis.