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David Harris a Likely Go

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Even though he missed practice yesterday,expect David Harris to play Saturday.

Jets linebacker David Harris has a ‘‘mild’’ right ankle sprain and will play on Saturday against the Bengals in their wild-card rematch, according to two people with knowledge of the injury who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to speak publicly.

Harris, who was injured in the Jets’ 37-0 win over the Bengals on Sunday, didn’t practice Tuesday.

‘‘It’s just a mild sprain,’’ said one person. ‘‘He’s going to go. He’ll be out there on Saturday.’’

This is certainly good news. The Jets need Harris out there, particularly against a physical smash mouth team.  His ability to work in traffic and get off blocks is key in combating Cincy's power run game.