EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is active for the team's game against the Miami Dolphins after missing two weeks with an injured left hamstring.
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Wide receiver Brad Smith missed his third straight game with a quadriceps injury. Cornerback Lito Sheppard (quad) was replaced in the starting lineup by Dwight Lowery.
Miami is without linebacker Channing Crowder because of a shoulder injury. Crowder, who missed three days of practice, is being replaced by Reggie Torbor.
Dolphins wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who had a poor performance against New Orleans last week and has struggled with drops, was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Brian Hartline.
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