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David Harris to Start, Serve as Captain Today

Jets' Other Captains, 7 Inactives & Uniform Colors for Today's Opener vs. Bengals at MetLife


Numerous media outlets dutifully reported that David Harris (shoulder) was listed as questionable for today's season opener against Cincinnati at MetLife Stadium. Considering that Harris has a 116-game regular-season starting streak dating to 2008 that is the longest among all active NFL front seven players, we suspected Harris, even though limited at practice all week, would be ready to rock 'n' roll against the Bengals.

Sure enough, Harris is among the Jets' starters today for their second season opener under head coach Todd Bowles, both coming at home and both against Ohio teams. (Last year Bowles & Co. opened with their 31-10 win over Cleveland.)

Harris, in fact, is listed as one of Bowles' and the Jets' five gameday captains. The other captains: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Brandon Marshall, CB Darrelle Revis and S/ST Rontez Miles.

The Jets' seven inactives for this game:

■ QB Christian Hackenberg

■ QB Bryce Petty

■ RB Troymaine Pope

■ CB Darryl Roberts

■ LB Jordan Jenkins

■ T Brandon Shell

■ TE Braedon Bowman

The Bengals' seven inactives:

■ QB Jeff Driskel

■ WR Cody Core

■ CB Darqueze Dennard

■ G Christian Westerman

■ G Trey Hopkins

■ DT DeShawn Williams

■ TE Tyler Eifert

Mike Catapano, the Long Islander and Princeton grad in his fourth NFL season and his second with the Jets, will get the first start of his career in place of Jenkins.

Jenkins (calf) and Petty (shoulder) did not practice this past week. Hackenberg and Shell are drafted rookies. Pope, Roberts and Bowman all arrived last Sunday via waivers after final cutdown day.

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