Jets will start Lowery, not Sheppard

INDIANAPOLIS -- ESPN's Sal Paolantonio has reported from Lucas Oil Stadium the New York Jets will remove cornerback Lito Sheppard from the starting lineup and replace him with Dwight Lowery for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

With top cornerback Darrelle Revis expected to square off with Reggie Wayne for most of the day, Lowery likely will match up against Colts receiver Austin Collie, who had six catches for 94 yards against the Jets in Week 16.

Lowery started six regular-season games when Sheppard was dealing with a quadriceps injury. He had 32 tackles, one interception and 10 passes defensed.

Sheppard, who has started the Jets' previous eight games, will be the team's fifth or sixth defensive back. In 11 games, he recorded 30 tackles, an interception and nine passes defensed.