Mike DeVito back at Jets practice

Updated: December 14, 2011, 5:54 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For the first time in two weeks, New York Jets defensive lineman Mike DeVito was on the practice field in uniform with the Jets. He has missed two games with a sprained knee.

Coach Rex Ryan expects DeVito to play Sunday against the Eagles.

Marquice Cole was stretched on the sideline. He said he was kicked in the leg during the Jets' 37-10 win over the Chiefs on Sunday. He missed some time but returned to that game.

Also absent was Brandon Moore, who played against the Chiefs with a hip injury. Ryan said the right guard would be managed each week going forward, and missing Wednesday practices would be part of that.

There was a new addition on the field in safety Gerald Alexander, who has been brought in to add depth to a group that will miss Jim Leonhard, injured in Sunday's win. Brodney Pool will take over Leonhard's starting spot, but Ryan mentioned that they would look to add pieces.

Running back Joe McKnight, the league's leading kickoff returner, was a full participant Wednesday after sitting out Sunday with a hyperextended right elbow.

Jane McManus is a columnist and reporter for ESPNNewYork.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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