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Keller, Hill active for first time in weeks

Mark Sanchez, left, and Dustin Keller of the

Mark Sanchez, left, and Dustin Keller of the New York Jets celebrate a touchdown during a game at Sun Life Stadium. (January 1, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images )

After weeks of being a spectator, Dustin Keller finally will be on the field on game day.

The Jets tight end is active against the Colts -- his first game since aggravating a hamstring injury in Week 1.

Wideout Stephen Hill, who hasn't played since the Jets’ overtime win in Miami, also will face Indianapolis. So, too, will center Nick Mangold, who suffered an ankle sprain in last week's loss to Houston.

Here are the Jets inactiveas: QB Greg McElroy (healthy scratch), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), RB Jonathan Grimes (healthy scratch), S Eric Smith (knee sprain), FB John Conner (hamstring), NT Sione Po‘uha (lower back) and NT Kenrick Ellis (MCL sprain).

FB Lex Hilliard will start in place of Conner and DL Mike DeVito will start for Po'uha. Muhammad Wilkerson will start in DeVito’s spot, while first-round draft pick Quinton Coples will start for Wilkerson.

Here are the inactives for the Colts: QB Chandler Harnish, RB Donald Brown, LB Pat Angerer, NT Martin Tevaseu, G Joe Reitz, DE Fili Moala, LB Robert Mathis (knee).

CB Vontae Davis is active, but he will not start. 

Tags: jets , dustin keller , stephen hill , nick mangold

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