Marshall, Mangold Active, Colon Inactive for Jags


Updated, 12:15 p.m. ET

Pregame concern about Brandon Marshall's availability for today's game against the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium was unfounded. The Jets' wideout, good for seven receptions and almost 100 yards per game, is active and ready to contribute despite the ankle and toe issues that limited him at practice during the week.

On the offensive line, the news is mixed. C Nick Mangold will return to the starting lineup after sitting out last week's game at Oakland with the neck injury he suffered late in the New England game.

But RG Willie Colon (knee) will miss a rare start — only his second in 40 games as a Jet. Brian Winters, who started for Colon in the Jets' London win over Miami, will step in again for the start against the Jags. Colon will be inactive.

At safety, Dion Bailey will be announced as the starter for Calvin Pryor (ankle) at safety. Rontez Miles, signed from the practice squad Saturday, is active for the game and will be available to back up at the position and contribute on special teams.

And Ryan Fitzpatrick, as reported during the week, will start at QB with his left thumb injury well-wrapped and gloved, with Geno Smith (shoulder) in his backup role and Bryce Petty again inactive.

The Jets' inactives for today's game:

■ QB Bryce Petty

■ S Calvin Pryor

■ RB Bilal Powell

■ G Willie Colon

■ OL Dakota Dozier

■ T Ben Ijalana

■ NT T.J. Barnes

And Jacksonville's inactives:

■ WR Marqise Lee

■ RB Toby Gerhart

■ S James Sample

■ RB Joe Banyard

■ LB Hayes Pullard

■ C Luke Bowanko

■ DE Chris Smith

Jets head coach Todd Bowles' four captains for this game are Fitzpatrick, Marshall, LB David Harris and DE Muhammad Wilkerson.

The Jets will be in green jerseys and white pants. This will be their first game in green jerseys all season. As Bowles said when asked about that streak during the week: "I always like to wear white at home. It's just an old thing I learned from a few coaches."

But it's green today, then Kelly green from helmet to shoe as part of the NFL Nike Color Rush campaign for Thursday night's home game against the red-clad Bills.

The Jets' last game in green jerseys was the Game 16 pullaway win at Miami last year, and their last home win in green jerseys was Game 10 vs. Pittsburgh last year.

The referee is Walt Coleman, working his 20th Jets game as a ref since 1995. One of Coleman's assignments was a preeminent game in franchise history: the Jets' 40-37 overtime triumph over the Dolphins in the 2000 Monday Night Miracle.

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