NEW YORK — The Jets placed quarterback Mark Sanchez on injured reserve Saturday. But because it is short-term injured reserve, he is eligible to play in Week 9. And Sanchez said when he returns, he wants to again be the starter.
"I expect to play," he said. "That's just the way I am."
Sanchez hurt his right shoulder during the third preseason game. Details of the injury have not been disclosed, but espn.com reported he has a partially torn labrum.
Teams can put only one player on short-term injured reserve. Friday, Jets coach Rex Ryan said it was possible Sanchez could be back.
"If we didn't think it'd be realistic that Mark would get on the field, then he would be put on (season-ending) IR," Ryan said.
Rookie Geno Smith started the first two games. Matt Simms and Brady Quinn are the other quarterbacks on the roster.
Bucs moves: Cornerback Deveron Carr was promoted from the practice squad and fullback Spencer Larsen released. Undrafted out of Arizona State in April, Carr appeared in all four preseason games before being among the final cuts. Larsen was cut Aug. 26 and re-signed Tuesday.
Colts: Starting tight end Dwayne Allen (hip) was downgraded from questionable to doubtful.
Redskins: With kicker Kai Forbath questionable with a sore groin, John Potter was signed. Potter spent six games with the Bills as a kickoff specialist last season and has never tried a field goal. To make room, former West Virginia star quarterback Pat White was waived. But nfl.com reported he likely will re-sign if unclaimed.
Steelers: Tight end Heath Miller (knee), cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) and running back Le'Veon Bell (foot) were ruled out for Monday.