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Mark SanchezPHI -QB

Eagles will sign Sanchez
4 weeks ago

The Eagles are set to sign QB Mark Sanchez, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.  HC Chip Kelly must have a thing for weak-armed former USC QBs, selecting Matt Barkley in the 4th round of last year's draft and now signing Sanchez.  Those 2 will compete for backup duties behind QB Nick Foles.  If Sanchez wins that job, he'd take over an explosive offense in the event of a Foles injury.  Even then, though, it'd be tough to trust him as a fantasy option.  He arrives in Philly with a career 55% completion rate and 68:69 TD-to-INT ratio.

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Jets dump Sanchez
1 month ago

On the same day they finally signed QB Michael Vick, the Jets also released QB Mark Sanchez.  The move comes as no surprise, considering they would have owed him a $2 million roster bonus come Tuesday.  Sanchez missed all of 2013 after suffering a shoulder injury in the final preseason contest.  At 28, though, he figures to still get a backup gig somewhere.  Sanchez sports an ugly 55.1% career completion rate but a less terrible 68-69 TD-INT ratio.  His sneaky 12 rushing TDs inflated his fantasy totals over his 1st 3 seasons.

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Sanchez opts for surgery
6 months ago

Jets QB Mark Sanchez has decided to undergo surgery on his injured throwing shoulder.  He'll be sidelined 4-6 months, which knocks him out for the rest of the 2013 season.  Sanchez is signed in New York through 2016 but is fully expected to be cut this offseason.  He'll likely need to settle for a backup job elsewhere.

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Sanchez placed on IR-designated-for-return
7 months ago

The Jets have placed QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) on IR-designated-for-return.  It means he's out until at least Week 11.  Sanchez has opted against surgery for now, but there's no guarantee he'll be ready to play at any point this season.  Even if he is, Sanchez is unlikely to see the field in 2013.  He's well off the fantasy radar.

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Doctors tell Sanchez not to get surgery
7 months ago

The New York Daily News reports that multiple doctors have told Jets QB Mark Sanchez not to have surgery on his injured right shoulder.  Sanchez visited Dr. James Andrews Wednesday for another opinion on the injury but didn't share details.  He has also refused to share specifics on the nature of the injury while continuing to call himself "day-to-day."  Sanchez told reporters earlier this week that he had clearly beaten out Geno Smith in the QB competition before getting hurt.

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Confirmed: Sanchez has torn labrum
7 months ago

A checkup by Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Jets QB Mark Sanchez has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.  Sanchez is hoping to go to rehab route and avoid surgery, but going under the knife remains the most likely scenario.  Either way, Sanchez is highly unlikely to be playing football this season.  Rookie Geno Smith is locked in as the Jets' starting QB.

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Sanchez likely has partially torn labrum
7 months ago

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Jets QB Mark Sanchez is "believed" to have a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.  He's getting a 2nd opinion from Dr. James Andrews this week.   A torn labrum would likely sideline Sanchez for 2+ months and would make him a candidate for IR.  He has no place on fantasy rosters.

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Sanchez out until at least Week 3
7 months ago

Jets insider Brian Costello reports that QB Mark Sanchez isn't expected to be ready to play until at least Week 3.  That shoulder injury is clearly more serious than the Jets have been letting on.  Sanchez still hasn't resumed throwing.  QB Geno Smith will have at least 2 games to put a stamp on the starting job.  Sanchez's Jets career might be over.

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Sanchez's shoulder still hurts
7 months ago

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports that Jets QB Mark Sanchez still had pain in his throwing shoulder as of Saturday.  That injury late in the 3rd preseason game, of course, effectively ended the competition to start the opener and triggered the latest rounds of HC Rex Ryan bashing.  Other Saturday reports indicate that Sanchez won't find the starting job even when he returns.

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Sanchez unlikely to be ready for opener
7 months ago

Jets QB Mark Sanchez is unlikely to be ready for Week 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Sanchez still hasn't thrown since injuring his shoulder last weekend.  That means the Jets will be forced to go with Geno Smith under center in the season opener against the Bucs.  The rookie can hang on to the starting job as long as he doesn't self-destruct.  Of course, neither Smith nor Sanchez belongs on your fantasy roster.

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Sanchez out for preseason finale
8 months ago

Jets QB Mark Sanchez avoided a serious shoulder injury.  The team is calling it a "bruised right shoulder joint."  That's the good news.  The bad news is that Sanchez has been ruled out for the preseason finale.  That'll give QB Geno Smith another chance to prove capable of handling the Week 1 starting job.  We'll see how the rookie fares after tossing 3 picks in the 3rd exhibition.

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Sanchez hurts shoulder
8 months ago

Jets QB Mark Sanchez left Saturday night's game with an apparent injury to this throwing shoulder.  Sanchez didn't enter the game until the 4th quarter, when he got hurt on a hit by Giants DT Marvin Austin.  Sanchez held his shoulder and left the field after a brief outing.  He has been the front-runner in the Jets' QB competition but sat as rookie Geno Smith started the team's 3rd exhibition contest.  We'll see if this issue is serious enough to sway the battle in Smith's favor.  Of course, Smith did nothing to earn the job, throwing 3 INTs in his lone preseason start.  Rich Cimini of ESPN New York said Sanchez wasn't even expecting to play Saturday night because he had already locked up the starting gig.

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Sanchez will start preseason opener
8 months ago

Jets HC Rex Ryan announced that QB Mark Sanchez will start the team's preseason opener on Friday night.  It's no surprise that the Jets are giving the nod to their veteran.  Most reports out of camp have rookie Geno Smith as the better QB early on, though.  And he's expected to see action with the starters on Friday, too.  This battle will be won and lost in preseason action.  Our money is still on Smith being under center for Week 1.

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Sanchez, Geno both starters
8 months ago

The Jets released their initial depth chart with QB Mark Sanchez and QB Geno Smith listed as co-starters.  It's the same move Philly made with its QBs and that plenty of other teams do at positions such as RB.  The listing shows that the team isn't ready to name either QB a front-runner in their competition.  That's particularly noteworthy for Sanchez, who is the incumbent and has history with HC Rex Ryan.

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Sanchez still splitting 1st-team reps
10 months ago

According to HC Rex Ryan, the Jets still lack a frontrunner for the starting QB job. New OC Marty Mornhinweg would like to get his offense situated, but he can't until Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith settles in as the #1 guy. Ryan is taking his time making that decision. "I don't think we're close to that right now," he said. "Until we feel 100% comfortable with that decision we'll just leave it to competition." Sanchez and Smith have been splitting 1st-team reps thus far. Smith has the better fantasy upside, but it's  a situation we're avoiding at the outset in 2013.

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Sanchez already tossing INTs
11 months ago

Jets QB Mark Sanchez tossed 3 INTs in Wednesday's practice.  HC Rex Ryan called it a "disappointing" and "unacceptable" performance.  “This is OTAs and things, but yeah, that’s going to be the pressure that we’re putting on him,” Ryan said. “He did a lot of great things. It’s not that you try to cover up the fact you had some bad plays -- no, no, no you flat tell him. We can’t have these and all that type of stuff. He knows.”  Sanchez tried to brush it off.   "A couple of those throws I want back," he said. "But I was just trying to make a play, that's one of those things where I should pull the ball down and run or something. I'm shaking the rust off a little bit, getting back into the swing of things, especially with a lot of young guys."  It's obviously early, but this isn't the start Sanchez wanted after throwing 18 INTs in each of the last 2 years.  For what it's worth, rookie Geno Smith tossed 1 pick on Wednesday.  The Jets passing game is gonna be ugly in 2013, regardless of who's under center.

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will head to Jets training camp
11 months ago

Jets owner Woody Johnson says QB Mark Sanchez will remain on the roster into training camp.  The plan is to have Sanchez, Geno Smith and David Garrard duke it out in camp and preseason action.  Theoretically, the best player will win the starting job, although Sanchez's salary and Smith's draft status give them a significant edge over Garrard.  We still wouldn't be surprised if Sanchez is cut prior to Week 1.  This remains a situation to stay far, far away from in fantasy drafts.

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on his way to Tampa?
1 year ago

Pro Football Talk reports that Jets-Buccaneers trade talks have included the possibility of QB Mark Sanchez heading to Tampa Bay.  The Jets would surely love to unload a contract that didn't even look good when Sanchez signed it before last season.  The Bucs don't seem to have bought completely into QB Josh Freeman, but it's not clear whether Sanchez would compete for the starting job upon arrival.  Trading Sanchez would leave the Jets with David Garrard, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy consituting the QB depth chart.  CB Darrelle Revis, of course, remains the centerpiece of any deal.  And the trade would likely have to include Tampa's 1st-round pick this year (13th overall).  If they trade Sanchez, the Jets would look like a near-lock to draft another passer early in the NFL Draft later this month.

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