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Jets Activate Elijah McGuire From IR

Young Running Back Is Set To Make His 2018 Jets Debut

November 02, 2018 - 2:07 pm
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By WFAN.com

Since Bilal Powell went down with a season-ending neck injury, the Jets have been lacking depth in the backfield. 

Isaiah Crowell carried the load in Week 8, while rookie Trenton Cannon served as the team's change-of-pace back. The duo did not achieve much success on the ground though, picking up just 35 yards on 19 carries against the Chicago Bears.

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But in Week 9, Gang Green will have a familiar face back in the offensive huddle.

The Jets have officially activated running back Elijah McGuire from injured reserve Friday, meaning the young back is set to make his season debut Sunday.

McGuire broke his foot on the first day of training camp and had been on injured reserve all season. 

The former sixth round pick played well in limited action last season. McGuire carried the ball 88 times for 315 yards and a touchdown, averaging 3.6 yards per carry, while adding 17 receptions for 177 yards and an additional score. 

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McGuire should immediately challenge Cannon for change-of-pace duties behind Crowell.

Running back De'Angelo Henderson was waived to make room on the roster for McGuire.

In addition to McGuire, the Jets have also activated safety Rontez Miles off the Physically Unable to Perform List and waived safety Ibraheim Campbell.

Miles has totaled 105 tackles and one interception in 39 career games. He is known for his play on special teams, where he led the Jets with 26 teams tackles in 2017.

In other injury news, wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson both returned to practice on a limited basis Friday. Both are listed as questionable for the AFC East matchup against Miami, and will be game-time decisions. 

On the other side of the ball, cornerback Trumaine Johnson also practiced on a limited basis but is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Johnson has missed the last four games with a quad injury.