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Friday, December 2, 2011
Jeremy Kerley will play Sunday

By Jane McManus
ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jeremy Kerley will be back in the lineup for the New York Jets this weekend in Washington, both as the slot receiver and returning punts on special teams, coach Rex Ryan said Friday after practice.

Kerley's return, along with that of running back LaDainian Tomlinson, means the Jets' offense will be primarily intact for the first time in two weeks.

Both Kerley and Tomlinson missed two weeks because of sprained knees.

The defensive line will be without end Mike DeVito, as expected, after he sustained a knee injury in last week's win over the Bills.

Rookie Kenrick Ellis will start in DeVito's place.

DeVito missed two games -- against the Chargers and Patriots -- with a knee injury earlier this season, but it was his right knee. The current injury is to his left.

Jane McManus is a reporter and columnist for ESPNNewYork.com.