Sunday, October 28, 2012
Scott's streak is over
By Rich Cimini
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Bart Scott's Ironman streak is officially over.
As expected, Scott was declared inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 119. It was the fifth-longest streak for active linebackers. Scott, battling a painful toe injury for the past five weeks, hopes to return Nov. 11 against the Seahawks.
Rookie DeMario Davis, who played most of the snaps last week against the Patriots, will start for Scott.
Also inactive for the Jets are TE Jeff Cumberland, S Eric Smith, RB Bilal Powell, DT Damon Harrison, DT Kenrick Ellis and QB Greg McElroy.
TE Hayden Smith, signed Saturday from the practice squad, is active for the game. He's a 27-year-old rookie who played sparingly in the preseason.
NT Sione Pouha returns from a three-week back injury and will start. WR Clyde Gates, out two games with a shoulder injury, returns. He will replace Jason Hill (waived) as the No. 4 receiver. As expected, RB/KR Joe McKnight (sprained ankle) is active. McKnight didn't practice all week but vowed to play.