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Jets QB Geno Smith will start scrimmage

8/1/2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The sky is blue. The grass is green. And Geno Smith will start the New York Jets' intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night in Cortland.

It's not news at all, but since we're reporting every detail of the Smith-Michael Vick competition (or non-competition, as it were), it's only fitting to pass along Rex Ryan's acknowledgement Friday that Smith will work with the starters in the offense-versus-defense scrimmage.

"Geno will start with the first group," Ryan said.

Smith has taken about 80 percent of the first-team reps in training camp, so it would've been an upset if the routine was changed for the scrimmage. He also will start the preseason opener next Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts, but the Jets haven't made that announcement yet. Some things are obvious.

One wrinkle regarding the scrimmage: They will run more plays than usual, allowing the starters on both sides of the ball to get more reps.