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Kerley to play both roles Sun; DeVito out

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10)

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) is congratulated by teammate Jeremy Kerley (11) after his touchdown against the New England Patriots. (Oct. 9, 2011) Credit: AP

After spending two weeks on the sidelines with a sprained MCL, Jeremy Kerley said he’ll be 100 percent come Sunday.

He admitted his left knee still is tender and sore, but he expects to be on the field against the Redskins -- both as a punt returner and wide receiver.

“I’ll be at 100 percent. Knee feels good, it’s stable, so I’ll be ready,” he said after Friday’s practice. “The past couple weeks have been going kind of rough. Guys are a little banged up here and there and trying to move some guys around to see if they fit the spot. But hopefully I can be back and secure it.”

Rex Ryan confirmed Kerley will be in the slot and returning punts for the Jets. "I think everybody is basically going to be back in their similar roles that they had before they were injured," the coach said.

Kerley, who suffered the knee injury in their Week 10 loss to New England, practiced for the third straight day. He said he hasn’t felt “a lot” of soreness, but “it’s still a little tender.”

“Sunday’s still a long time away,” said Kerley, who is listed as probable on the injury report. “So hopefully we can get some more treatments, more time off it, it’ll be alright.

“It’s tough to sit on the sidelines and watch your teammates have success and compete how they do. That’s just my motivation to get back in the training room, stay late, do extra.”

DT Mike DeVito officially was ruled out for Sunday and will be replaced by Kenrick Ellis, said Ryan.

DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), OL Vlad Ducasse (knee), RB Shonn Greene (ribs), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Calvin Pace (groin), S Brodney Pool (knee), OL Matt Slauson (knee) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) are all probable. But according to Ryan, everyone except DeVito is "ready to roll."


Here's the Injury report for Washington: OUT: S LaRon Landry (groin); QUESTIONABLE: WR Terrence Austin (hammy), DE Stephen Bowen (knee), LB London Fletcher (ankle), FB Darrel Young (head)


Ryan kept his afternoon presser was short and sweet because he’s headed to the North Jersey Section 2, Group 2 championship game between Summit (his son’s high school) and Madison. It starts at 7 p.m.

The Jets coach still is stewing over the fact that the game’s being played at Kean University and not MetLife Stadium.

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