Ryan tabs Stuckey as No. 2 WR -- sort of
August, 31, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
After a month of training camp and three preseason games, the New York Jets still aren't thrilled with their receiver situation.
Jets coach Rex Ryan on Monday said the No. 2 receiver role is "a position that's going to be by committee," but added Chansi Stuckey will be "the guy you throw out there first."
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
While Ryan commended Stuckey and David Clowney for the flashes they've showed, the competition has been mitigated by reports the Jets still are exploring the possibility of adding a new No. 1 receiver.
New York Daily News reporter Rich Cimini recently wrote the Jets were trying to acquire Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos and mentioned Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs and Sinorice Moss of the New York Giants as possibilities.
A trade like that would affect the status of Jerricho Cotchery, the Jets' top target for now.
Stuckey scored a dazzling 31-yard touchdown in Saturday night's victory over the New York Giants. He made four catches for 69 yards. He went into the game with two grabs for a dozen yards.
Clowney has five receptions for 135 yards and two touchdowns.