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New York Jets outside linebacker Kony Ealy (94) makes hand signal to the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 3rd quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Kony Ealy (94) makes hand signal to the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 3rd quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets' defense will be missing several players due to injury in the team's Week five matchup against the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland.

OLB Josh Martin is out with an ankle injury, DE Kony Ealy is out with a shoulder injury, and two Jets' cornerbacks, Darryl Roberts (hamstring) and Justin Burris (foot), will also be out. Marcus Williams and Derrick Jones will be replacing them this week, according to NJ Advance Media.

RB Matt Forte (toe) and LB Josh Martin (ankle) wil also be out for the Jets. Christian Hackenberg and LB Obum Gwacham are healthy scratches.

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Seven Jets players are listed as inactive for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Raiders.

QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, S Rontez Miles, LB Bruce Carter, OL Jonotthan Harrison, TE Eric Tomlinson, TE Jordan Leggett will not suit up on Sunday, according to the team.

QB Bryce Petty, who missed last week's game, is active and will be the backup behind QB Josh McCown. WR Jeremy Kerley and TE Neal Sterling will also return after missing last week's game.

Dakota Dozier is slated to back up C Wes Johnson in the absence of Harrison, who suffered a concussion during practice this week.

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 (Joshua Dahl)
(Joshua Dahl)

High-flying former UNLV wing Derrick Jones has been training every day for his upcoming NBA workouts.

The 6-foot-7 Chester, Pa., native has workouts with the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers beginning May 18, a source told SNY.tv.

Jones, who averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Runnin' Rebels, was not invited to next week's NBA Combine in Chicago, but is one of many players who declared for the draft who is undergoing workouts. Kentucky's Isaiah Briscoe, San Diego State's Malik Pope, Xavier's Trevon Bluiett and Indiana's Yogi Ferrell are just some of the other players not invited to the Combine who are going through workouts.

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 (Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA Today Sports)
(Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA Today Sports)

The NCAA has disqualfied high-flying UNLV freshman forward Derrick Jones after his test score was cancelled by the ACT and his attorney says the move is racially motivated.

Jones, who initially chose UNLV over UConn and Auburn out of Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll, is now unable to practice or play with the Rebels.

"The NCAA notified the University of Nevada-Las Vegas yesterday that the ACT test score of Freshmen forward, Derrick Jones, Jr. had been cancelled by the ACT resulting in his status being changed to 'non-qualifier,'" attorney Don Jackson wrote in a statement. "This decision came in the aftermath of the NCAA's designating Jones as a full qualifier and Jones participating in thirty basketball games this season."

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