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(Updated) McKnight active; no Po'uha or Powell

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29)

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) is tackled by New York Giants linebacker Greg Jones (53) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (Credit: AP Photo Rich Schultz)

***Updated @ 3:17p***

Joe McKnight is in fact active for Sunday afternoon's game against the Patriots. 

QB Greg McElroy, WR Clyde Gates and G Caleb Schlauderaff are also inactive for the Jets.  Po'uha, Powell and Smith did not travel with the team.

The Patriots, on the other hand, will be without several key guys as well: G Logan Mankins, S Patrick Chung, S Steve Gregory, RB Brandon Bolden, LB Tracy White, DE Jake Bequette and DL Ron Brace.

FOXBORO -- To no surprise, nose tackles Sione Pouha (back) and Kenrick Ellis (knee) did not travel to New England. Neither did running back Bilal Powell (separated shoulder) and safety Eric Smith (knee sprain).

The Jets running game exploded for over 250 rushing yards last week against the Colts, but without Powell, it'll be up to Shonn Greene to find the holes against the Patriots' fourth-ranked run defense.

Joe McKnight vowed this week that he'll play no matter what, but the Jets' fourth-year running back/kick returner will be a game-time decision.

Tags: jets , sione pouha , bilal powell , kenrick ellis , joe mcknight , eric smith

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