Mark Sanchez To Start For Jets Against Falcons Sunday

Mark Sanchez, who sat out last week, is set to return to practice Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons is still up in the air.

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Mark Sanchez To Practice Wednesday, Status Uncertain For Sunday

After sitting out last week to rest his injured knee, Mark Sanchez is set to return to the Jets' practice field on Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons is still up in the air and head coach Rex Ryan isn't in a rush to name a starter.

Sanchez will return to practice Wednesday, Rex Ryan said late today in a conference call with reporters. Ryan, perhaps engaging in a little gamesmanship, wouldn't say if Sanchez will start Sunday against the Falcons. He said he wants to see Sanchez in practice before making a decision. Ryan hopes to have Sanchez and Kellen Clemens split the reps on Wednesday.

Ryan has also said he will be cautious in naming a starter lest he make snap judgment like last week.

"I thought he would play last week, at the beginning of the week, but I was wrong," Ryan said Monday. "I think we made the right decision. Those extra days of treatment are going to help Mark. We'll see what it's like (tomorrow)."

Assuming he is healthy enough, Sanchez will split the first-team reps with Clemens.

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Sanchez Will Sit On Sunday; Clemens Gets Starting Nod

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jets will sit rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez on Sunday against Tampa Bay due to the sprained PCL he suffered on a headfirst dive last week.

Backup Kellen Clemens will start in Sanchez’s place.

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Rex Ryan: I Expect Sanchez To Play Next Week

That’s according to Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber:

Rex Ryan says he thinks Mark Sanchez (knee) will be ready to play next week against Tampa Bay.

Rex Ryan says he is optimistic that Mark Sanchez’s knee problem is a strain. Will get an MRI tomorrow.

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PFT: Sanchez Fitted For Brace

Pro Football Talk notes that Mark Sanchez has been fitted with a knee brace.

Solomon Wilcots of NFLN reports that Sanchez is being fitted for a brace on his right knee, apparently in advance of returning to action.

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