Jets QB Kellen Clemens will start Sunday against Bucs instead of Mark Sanchez
Jets coach Rex Ryan said QB Kellen Clemens will start Sunday against the Bucs, as they are being cautious with the injury to first-round pick Mark Sanchez.
Sanchez, who has started every game for the Jets this season, sprained his right knee against the Bills Dec. 3. Ryan met with doctors today, and though Sanchez has improved, this is the "smart decision."
"He's really progressing well, but I just think it's in the best interest of him, and our football team that we probably take this a little bit slower than rush him back," Ryan said. "I just think for Mark's sake, and his health in the long run, the smart decision is to go with Kellen this week."
-- JOE SMITH