Bolts TE Gates to play; Jets DE DeVito out with knee injury

  • By Wire Reports
More Columns >

After missing three games with an injured right foot, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will return to the field Sunday against the New York Jets.

Listen to the 2011 NFL season LIVE -- hear all the action online in premium sound quality with NFL Audio Pass. Sign up now!

Gates played in the first two games of the season, but he tore scar tissue in his right foot during a Week 2 loss to the New England Patriots and since has been sidelined with lingering effects from the plantar fascia injury he suffered last season. The seven-time Pro Bowl tight end has eight catches for 74 yards this season.

Gates practiced for the first time in a month Monday and participated in practices Wednesday and Friday. KNSD-TV reported Friday that Gates is unlikely to play the entire game against the Jets.

Jets center Nick Mangold (ankle) is active and starting, as expected, but defensive end Mike DeVito is out with a knee injury suffered in practice earlier in the week. Rookie Kenrick Ellis, who made his NFL debut Monday night, started in DeVito's place.

Visit to see inactive players in every Sunday game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



The previous element was an advertisement.

NFL Shop