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Jets Defenders Claiborne, Wilkerson Active

Bowles Names Seferian-Jenkins a Captain for His Return to Play Tampa Bay, Which Drafted Him in '14


Updated 11:50 a.m. ET

The Jets defense will have Muhammad Wilkerson as usual after he rested his sore shoulder and foot during the week when they play the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium this afternoon and try to climb back to .500.

And the Green & White will also get back another player listed as questionable Friday with the return of CB Morris Claiborne (foot) after a one-game absence to the lineup, in time to do battle against WR DeSean Jackson and the Bucs' receivers.

On offense, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is ready to rock against the team that drafted him in 2014 and waived him a little over a year ago. And that includes head coach Todd Bowles naming ASJ as one of his game captains for the Jets' bid to improve their record to 5-5 (and drop the Bucs to their sixth straight loss).

As Bowles announced Friday, RB Matt Forte (knee) will be inactive, putting the ball in the hands of RBs Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire.

WR has undergone some revisions with the four-game suspension of Jeremy Kerley, but rookie ArDarius Stewart is active after a groin injury limited him at Friday's practice. Also available at WR are Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, rookie Chad Hansen, and JoJo Natson, signed from the practice squad Saturday and in line to make his pro debut.

This is the Jets' full inactive list:
■ QB Christian Hackenberg
■ RB Matt Forté
■ CB Robert Nelson
■ CB Derrick Jones
■ LB David Bass
■ LB Obum Gwacham
■ OL Jonotthan Harrison

For the Bucs, as announced, former Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against the Green & White due to the injury to starter Jameis Winston. Tampa Bay also gets back CB Brent Grimes after sitting out two games with a shoulder ailment, but loses CB Robert McClain to a practice injury. The Buccaneers' inactives:
■ QB Jameis Winston
■ CB Robert McClain
■ C Joe Hawley
■ OL Caleb Benenoch
■ TE Tony Auclair
■ DT Sealver Siliga
■ DE Will Gholston

Bowles' gameday captains besides Seferian-Jenkins are Powell, LB Jordan Jenkins and safeties Marcus Maye and Terrence Brooks.

Brad Allen is the referee. This is the fifth Jets game Allen has refereed since 2014.

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