Geno Smith will start, Mark Sanchez out for Jets vs. Patriots

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Mark Sanchez's injury continues to force Rex Ryan's hand.

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will start again in Week 2 against the New England Patriots, and Mark Sanchez will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reported Monday.

Sanchez will get a second opinion on his shoulder from Dr. James Andrews amid fears he may have a partially torn labrum, it was reported Sunday. Sanchez was inactive for the Jets' 18-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while Smith led the team on a game-winning drive that culminated with a 48-yard Nick Folk field goal with two seconds remaining.

More on Smith after Sunday's win at Gang Green Nation

Despite Sanchez having worn the "day-to-day" label each day in the two weeks since the injury, Jets coach Rex Ryan insisted Monday that he's had no setbacks, Walder said.

"But he hasn't had a setback or anything else," the coach added. "He's been doing a good job with his rehab, but this is just, the situation, clearly he's not going to play this week. So let's make sure that everything's, that we are 100% confident in what we think we have."

The Jets have a short turnaround this week, hitting the road to play the Patriots Thursday. The game airs on the NFL Network at 8:25 p.m. ET.

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