CHARLOTTE -- Wide receiver Saalim Hakim, who was signed Friday from the practice squad, is expected to return kickoffs Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He will be the New York Jets' third kickoff returner in as many weeks. It will be his NFL debut.
In other pre-game news, cornerback Antonio Cromartie, listed as questionable with a concussion, is active and will start. The Jets' inactive players are quarterback David Garrard, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, guard Will Campbell, tackle Ben Ijalana, tackle Oday Aboushi, and tight end Chris Pantale.