The New York Jets have declared QB Erik Ainge, CB/KR Justin Miller, LB Vernon Gholston, LB Ryan Fowler, LB Kenwin Cummings, OG Matt Slauson and DE Ropati Pitoitua and QB Kevin O'Connell inactive for today's game against the New England Patriots. Kevin O'Connell is #3 emergency quarterback as he was in the first game against New England in Week 2.
LB Vernon Gholston is inactive for the second straight week due to a hamstring injury. CB/KR Justin Miller is also inactive. S Jim Leonhard will start despite undergoing surgery on his broken thumb earlier this week. WR Jerricho Cotchery is expected to return punts. CB Dwight Lowery will start in place of CB Lito Sheppard, who will play in this game.