RB/KR Joe McKnight was named the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Month for October. He returned 11 kickoffs for 443 yards for the month, including a 107-yard kickoff-return touchdown against the Ravens, which was also the longest play in Jets' history. McKnight’s 40.3 kickoff return average in October was the highest in the NFL. In his second season from USC, this is McKnight’s first career Player of the Month Award. He joins KR Justin Miller (October of 2006), KR Brad Smith (December of 2010) and P Tom Tupa (November of 1999) as the only Jets to earn Special Teams Player of the Month honors.
Meanwhile, DE Mike DeVito (knee) and DT Kenrick Ellis (ankle) returned to practice today, participating in position drills during the portion of practice open to the media. CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring) was also taking part in drills. C Nick Mangold (ankle) was back on the field after his first Wednesday practice since his injury.
If DeVito and Ellis can't go, DL Martin Tevaseu will replace them in the lineup.