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Monday, December 17, 2012
Edwards active, could have key role

By Rich Cimini

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Braylon Edwards, who will make his 2012 Jets debut Monday night against the Titans, looked good in the pregame warmups and could play a prominent role in the must-win game.

Barring a setback with his cranky hamstring, Edwards is expected to see significant action. In the pregame, Edwards and QB Mark Sanchez had their own private workout, playing pitch and catch on specific pass routes.

As expected, backup QB Tim Tebow is the primary backup, as Greg McElroy is inactive for the second straight week. The Jets' other inactives are TE Dustin Keller, WR Stephen Hill, LB Bryan Thomas, G Caleb Schlauderaff, CB Aaron Berry and NT Damon Harrison.

Interestingly, WR Clyde Gates, who missed the last two games with a concussion and barely practiced, is active for the game. The Jets will dress six receivers. Technically, Chaz Schilens will start for Hill, but Edwards could be in the starting lineup, too, depending on which personnel grouping is on the field.

OLB Garrett McIntyre will start for Thomas.