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Smith to start; Sanchez to have exam

Updated: September 10, 2013, 12:25 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPN.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith is heading north this week to face the New England Patriots, hoping for a 2-0 start, and former starter Mark Sanchez is heading south to have his injured throwing shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday that Sanchez, hurt 16 days ago in the team's third preseason game, is seeking a second opinion. Ryan acknowledged the obvious, announcing that Sanchez won't play this week and that Smith ...

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