Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jets QB Sanchez to practice Sunday to test injured knee

Remaining uncertain what rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez’ playing status will be for this weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan said he would have the quarterback practice Wednesday to see how well his injured knee can work.

“It may take a couple of days to figure this out,” Ryan said. “You know me, I’m not a guy who’s going to string it along and have no decision and not say anything about it. Clearly, if Mark is going to be playing, I want him to get the majority of the snaps, just like I would if Kellen (Clemens) is going to be playing.”

The No.6 Jets jersey did not appear during Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kellen Clemens started at quarterback as the replacement to Sanchez, who was rehabilitating the sprained posterior collateral ligament in his right knee at the Jets’ facility.

As Clemens led the Jets to a 26-3 win over the Buccaneers, Ryan is hoping to split the snaps with the first-team offense between Clemens and Sanchez, if the latter is fine enough to play this weekend’s game.

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