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Jets KR/WR Smith expected back in lineup vs. Steelers

The New York Jets will bring a full squad into Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship Game.

The team released its official injury report Friday, listing cornerback Drew Coleman (knee), defensive end Shaun Ellis (knee), linebacker James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and wide receiver/kick returner Brad Smith (groin) as questionable.

Despite their questionable designations, coach Rex Ryan said in his news conference that all the players listed in the injury report will be active against the Steelers.

"They're playing, OK?" Ryan said. "That's pretty much it."

Smith, the Jets' dynamic kick returner, was a surprise inactive in last week's AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Patriots, but Ryan confirmed the playmaker will be back in the lineup this Sunday.

Coleman, Ihedigbo and Smith were limited in practice Friday, and Ellis sat out.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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