Elijah McGuire
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Each back from injuries, Elijah McGuire and Rontez Miles will be ready to go for the New York Jets’ divisional showdown with Miami on Sunday.

Geoff Magliocchetti

The New York Jets will receive some much-needed reinforcements for their Sunday afternoon visit to Miami (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS), welcoming back running back Elijah McGuire and safety Rontez Miles from separate injury lists.

McGuire returns from the short-term injured reserve, having missed the first eight games of the season with a foot injury suffered during the first practice of training camp. He will begin his second season with the Jets, entering the league as the team’s sixth-round draft pick in 2017.

The Louisiana-Lafayette alum picked up 315 yards on 88 carries, one of which went for a score. He also tallied 177 yards on 17 receptions, also earning one score through the air.


McGuire has also displayed prowess in the return game, serving as a part-time specialist with both the Jets and the Rajin’ Cajuns.

Meanwhile, Miles will begin his sixth year with the Jets, joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He likewise missed out on the first eight games of the year, working off surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

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The procedure came shortly after he inked a one-year, $1.9 million deal this offseason, having placed a second-round tender on him. He has tallied 105 tackles, two forced fumbles, and an interception thus far in his Jets career.

To make room on the roster, running back De’Angelo Henderson and safety Ibraheim Campbell were waived.

Campbell was signed by the Jets on Oct. 24, having spent four games with the Dallas Cowboys this season. He had one tackle in the Jets’ 24-10 loss last week in Chicago. Henderson, who has spent a majority of the season on the Jets’ practice squad, was promoted to the active roster last Saturday, playing a few snaps but receiving no carries against the Bears.

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