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Sanchez to Start for Jets Against Falcons

Mark Sanchez will start for the Jets against the Falcons after missing one game with a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Coach Rex Ryan said the rookie quarterback was medically cleared by team doctors after practicing three straight days. Sanchez took all of the snaps with the first-team offense Friday after taking 75 percent of them Thursday.

“We went into practice thinking he would be fine, so he was going to get 100 percent of the reps,” Ryan said. “After talking with the doctors, they felt great. … Mark feels strong. I asked him again, ‘Do you feel strong?’ and he said, ‘Yeah, absolutely.”’

Sanchez missed the Jets’ 26-3 victory last Sunday at Tampa Bay after injuring the knee against Buffalo on Dec. 3, and was replaced by Kellen Clemens(notes). He returned to practice Wednesday and experienced no setbacks during the week.

“It feels good,” Sanchez said of the knee. “There is no swelling.”

Sanchez will wear custom-fitted braces on both knees; he had already been wearing one on the left from a previous injury.

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2 Responses to “Sanchez to Start for Jets Against Falcons”

  1. Gerard says:

    The only reason Sanchez could be a starting NFL quarterbaCK IS BEACUSE HE BLEW THE OWNER

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