For Wilkerson and Ellis, it's showtime

Jets rookie linemen have excelled in practice, now it's time to perform on the big stage

Updated: August 15, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

HOUSTON -- For all their headline-making moves and non-moves over the past two weeks, the New York Jets expect to open the season with only five new faces in key roles -- two aging wide receivers and a trio of rookies.

Plaxico Burress, the most ballyhooed addition, is nursing a sprained ankle and won't play Monday night in the preseason opener against the Houston Texans. Fellow wideout Derrick Mason will see limited action, putting the spotlight on the rookies -- defensive linemen Muhammad ...

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