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Sanchez good fit for Eagles?
It's not an official trade, but it's close to one. Just days after the New York Jets signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, the Eagles have inked ex-Jets QB Mark Sanchez, according to a source. Sanchez's New York career, of course, did not end as it began, with the onetime playoff quarterback relegated to being a punch line. But in Philly the pressure is low -- Nick Foles is the clear-cut No. 1 -- and Chip Kelly has a way with offenses ...
Jets sign Vick, release Sanchez
The Mark Sanchez era has officially ended in New York, with the Jets releasing the embattled quarterback and signing Michael Vick on Friday. Vick said that he expects to compete with Geno Smith for the team's starting job, and given Smith's struggles in his rookie season -- 21 interceptions and a 55.8 completion percentage -- he might get that shot. The choice of starter will be a key decision for Rex Ryan, who looks to be on the hot seat if the Jets miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season.
Mark Sanchez likely done for season
More bad news for Mark Sanchez: It appears the embattled Jets quarterback will require surgery that will force him to miss the entire 2013 season. Sanchez already had been fighting a battle for his starting job (now won by default by Geno Smith), and the news puts his future with the team in doubt. He's had some success as a starter, but with his recent struggles, Sanchez's time as a team's primary option may be over.
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Embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss time with an injured shoulder, but given the Jets' moves lately, he might miss more than just a few games. The Jets signed veteran quarterback Brady Quinn as a backup for Geno Smith, who is expected to start in Week 1. If Smith excels -- or, really, if he plays with anything resembling competence -- it might be difficult for the team to justify starting Sanchez when he comes back. The presence of Quinn even could block Sanchez from a backup job, which could mean very bad things for Sanchez's NFL prospects.
Sanchez hadn't been outplayed by Geno Smith in the preseason, but he may have lost the Jets' quarterback battle by default.
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AFC East Preview -- 2013
Another year, another New England Patriots romp through the AFC East? Perhaps ... or perhaps things will change, after Bill Belichick, Tom Brady & Co. lost top receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, saw Rob Gronkowski struggle through injury, and all involved dealt with the fallout from the shocking Aaron Hernandez situation. Most likely to challenge? Perhaps those Miami Dolphins, who made a big splash in free agency as they aim to emerge from their recent malaise. Speaking of malaise, how about them Jets?