Geno Smith takes starter's approach

Updated: August 30, 2013, 4:12 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets closed the preseason Thursday night without a starting quarterback in place, but there's a growing feeling within the organization that rookie Geno Smith will be the opening-day starter.

Smith was held out of the final game, a 27-20 win against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium, because the Jets didn't want to expose him to potential injury, knowing he could start next week. Mark Sanchez, nursing a bruised joint in his throwing shoulder, ...

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