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Geno Smith practicing with Jets on Sunday

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On Saturday, reports indicated that Jets quarterback Geno Smith would not miss much time as a result of the sprained ankle he suffered in the second half against the Lions on Friday night.

Turns out, he didn’t miss any time at all. Smith took the field with the rest of the Jets for Sunday’s practice, their first since Smith suffered the injury, and Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that he got the first crack at leading the first team.

Smith’s performance before the injury was mistake-free, but it also lacked any big plays as the Jets kept things simple during Smith’s stint against the Lions’ second-team defense. Mark Sanchez, on the other hand, made a brutal mistake on his first drive before looking much better while leading the team to a touchdown later in the first quarter.

Smith’s ability to remain on the field is crucial to his chances of winding up on top of the depth chart. Any extended absence would almost certainly hand the job to Sanchez as Smith would have limited time to convince the coaches he’s ready for the job right off the bat. With Smith back on the field Sunday, he should have a good shot at getting the start against the Jaguars in the team’s second preseason game and making a case that he should keep getting starts.

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12 Responses to “Geno Smith practicing with Jets on Sunday”
  1. ampats says: Aug 11, 2013 11:52 AM

    Wonder if Rex knew Geno Smith was back on the field playing QB?

  2. blackhawks2010 says: Aug 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    Even with one leg, Geno will beat out Sanchez.

  3. hartdaddy says: Aug 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    Yet watch people still question Geno’s toughness & work ethic. He shouldn’t be practicing but he is because he wants to continue to prove to his coaches that he deserves the QB job instead of proclaiming he deserves like ol “pick six on screens” Sanchez.

  4. keylimelight says: Aug 11, 2013 12:47 PM

    It must be daunting for a rookie in the NFL. Bright lights and high expectations with millions of people watching have been know to cause minor injuries that can get them out of a high-pressure situation on game day.

  5. heeeeelzfan says: Aug 11, 2013 12:49 PM

    When the novelty wears off, and it will, Geno will hear the boobirds, too. It’s just a matter of time.

  6. winninitall says: Aug 11, 2013 1:14 PM

    If the jets had a run game established when Geno was in, Geno would of looked a lot better and the articles would of been different. Powell needs to step his game up.

  7. ryann252013 says: Aug 11, 2013 1:16 PM

    4 TDS 1 INT by Geno and his sprain
    1 TD 1 INT by Sanchez who is perfectly healthy

    I hope Rex was watching

  8. micknangold says: Aug 11, 2013 1:31 PM

    Is it just me or does Smith always look sleepy?

  9. cool10857 says: Aug 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Sanchez is a bust. Geno will be a bust too. Wait and see.

  10. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 11, 2013 5:20 PM

    4 TDs. 1 Int. I will take that ratio any day. Did all that limping.

    Media trying to say it was a mistake for Geno to practice. Starting to think Media is afraid to lose their Sanchize Drama.

  11. kenstabler says: Aug 11, 2013 7:10 PM

    Geno is in the wrong city and the wrong team to succeed. The jets are headed for a total train wreak, and Geno will be a part of it unfortunately.

  12. mrzazz41387 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:12 PM

    Divas don’t even practice with a broken finger nail. This guy is out there after spraining his ankle.

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