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Ellis a Pro Bowl replacement; Rex wants Jets' reps to play hard

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Shaun Ellis didn't appear in the Jets' locker room Monday, but he might appear in Miami on Sunday after being named to the Pro Bowl. Ellis, who played Sunday's AFC Championship Game with a broken left hand, replaced the Colts' Robert Mathis, who will be preparing for Super Bowl XLIV.

"He's going to be out there with his club and he'll be ready to roll," Rex Ryan said of Ellis, who had his hand taped up like a billy club Sunday in Indianapolis. Ellis joins starters Darrelle Revis, Alan Faneca, Nick Mangold and injury replacement D'Brickashaw Ferguson on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.

"The guys that are going to the Pro Bowl, you represent the Jets," Ryan said he told his players. "You represent yourself and you also represent the Jets, and outwork everybody there. Just show them what the Jets are all about."

Feely wants to return

Jay Feely didn't exactly leave Ryan with a terrific last impression, going 1-for-3 on field-goal attempts in Sunday's loss. "I feel like I blew the game," he said. But Feely, an unrestricted free agent, said he very much wants to be a Jet next season.

"I've never been on a team where I enjoyed it more, where I enjoyed my teammates and coaches," he said. "I think we accomplished a lot and established our identity, who we were. We've established a foundation that's going to carry forward into the years to come."

Clemens open to staying, too

Backup QB Kellen Clemens said he still wants to be a starter somewhere, and that obviously won't be with the Jets. But he won't rule out a return.

"I'm not at the point yet where I'm ready to say I'm a career backup [and] that's all I want to do," Clemens said. "I believe that the Jets like me and want to keep me on here, which is certainly not a bad option. I believe in this franchise and this organization. I think they're going to win a lot of games. It's not the end of the world if I'm here next year, but we'll see."

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