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Jets place Mark Sanchez on short-term injured reserve

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss more than half of the regular season with the shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason.

The Jets have announced that Sanchez has been placed on injured reserve, designated for return.

That means Sanchez can return to practice in six weeks, and can return to the active roster in eight weeks. The Jets’ bye is Week 10, so the earliest Sanchez could play would be Week 11, at Buffalo on November 17.

Realistically, it’s hard to see Sanchez getting much action on the field even when he is eligible to return. The Jets are widely expected to move on from Sanchez after this season and make Geno Smith their starter going forward, so there would be no reason to take Smith off the field and put Sanchez on the field late in the season.

With Sanchez on injured reserve, he will not count toward the Jets’ 53-man roster. The Jets have two quarterbacks, Matt Simms and Brady Quinn, behind Smith on the depth chart.

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43 Responses to “Jets place Mark Sanchez on short-term injured reserve”
  1. patriots123456 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:14 AM

    Smart move! Why carry 4 QBs on a 53 man roster?

    A lot of teams are only carrying 2 QBs.

    He wasn’t going to play anyway.

  2. ratdogs says: Sep 14, 2013 11:14 AM

    J-E-T-S are a mess..mess..mess.

  3. mancave001 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:22 AM

    Insert Entry of the Gladiators (circus theme) here.

  4. drgfri says: Sep 14, 2013 11:22 AM

    Nice job Rex….. Your bonehead “we’re just trying to compete” in preseason games move got your “best” QB knocked out half a season. Why isn’t this bone head fired yet? Jets are a joke.

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:22 AM

    Smith showed a lot of composure the other night against the Pats. I was very impressed with him.

    Once he gets past the rookie learning curve he’s likely to be better than Sanchez at the very least.

  6. testappleid20 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:25 AM

    Great headband

  7. kwjsb says: Sep 14, 2013 11:27 AM

    Well now, that’s one way to shut him up and end any thoughts of a QB controversy between he and Smith.

  8. zeke2517 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:32 AM

    “Why isn’t this bone head fired yet?”

    It would be fun if garbage collection were televised so that we can sit on our behinds and talk about how much you suck at your job.

  9. mianfr says: Sep 14, 2013 11:39 AM

    I don’t get why they’d waste that slot on him… Frankly I wouldn’t believe he was above Simms on the depth chart. It’s not like a back-up RB who might still give you 10 carries per game and actually play.

    They should have just placed him on IR and ended this mess.

  10. easywolf says: Sep 14, 2013 11:39 AM

    Does anyone care?

  11. citizenstrange says: Sep 14, 2013 11:43 AM

    The Steelers shrewdly used the “designated for return” tag for a 4th string tight end who will end up having 4 catches for the year.

  12. texanfan53 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:45 AM

    Why waste the IR Return designation on him? He wont play this season. What happens if a player that can return and contribute gets injured next week?

    Waste

  13. roybiggins says: Sep 14, 2013 11:48 AM

    All the folks who like to crap on Sanchez for his horrible play are now crapping on the Jets because he got injured and can’t play. It’s pretty clear he wasn’t going to get to play anyway.

    This is a good thing for the Jets. They are moving on – you should too.

  14. pvaz869 says: Sep 14, 2013 12:00 PM

    I believe Sanchez was doing his best to get cut with the “I won the competition” quote. Now that he’s on short term IR… It makes it difficult for his trade stock.. As if the $8.25 mil wasn’t enough of an obstacle. Jets should have just put him on season ending IR and eliminated the late season distractions

  15. chiadam says: Sep 14, 2013 12:07 PM

    All great quarterbacks wear headbands in the Lingerie Football League.

  16. kenstabler says: Sep 14, 2013 12:07 PM

    I actually feel sorry for the guy. He really worked his but off this off season on his own dime. I know he would have started over Geno, and would have had a pretty good season if Rex was not Rex and throwing him to the wolves with the third string OL.

    The only consolation for Mark is that Rex will be in the unemployment line at the end of the year too.

  17. mnsadsportsfan says: Sep 14, 2013 12:09 PM

    Vikings should sign him or trade for him.

  18. doubleogator says: Sep 14, 2013 12:11 PM

    Chiadam, right on with your comment, do away with the headband dude, you look like a sissy….

  19. bgt3 says: Sep 14, 2013 12:16 PM

    How the hell does Rex Ryan still even have a job? Wait, maybe I should shut up, I want him to stay. Never mind, great job Rex, keep up the good work buddy.

  20. lions81slappy says: Sep 14, 2013 12:19 PM

    when will we stop hearing about this guy? he is terrible, always has been terrible and always will be terrible. i am sick of looking at his stupid face, especially with that ballet headband

  21. floratiotime says: Sep 14, 2013 12:23 PM

    Next time keep your mouth shut.

  22. alltee says: Sep 14, 2013 12:24 PM

    this could be the dumbest move of the rex ryan era, they just used thier one short term designation on a player who will never see the field. jest fans better hope no one else gets injured. they should have put him on regurlar IR and put an ened t the sanchez era

  23. brownsclown says: Sep 14, 2013 12:30 PM

    QUESTION: what’s the biggest difference between Smith, Simms and Quinn versus Larry, Curley & Moe?

    ANSWER: Larry, Curley & Moe are better quarterbacks.

  24. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 14, 2013 12:35 PM

    Mark is depicted in the pose he immortalized.

    “The Stinker”.

  25. pisano says: Sep 14, 2013 12:39 PM

    @alltee…. Good point, they would never have used him in the first place, although Rex may have been dumb enough to want to, Idzik, the GM would have raised hell with that move, and I’m sure Rex realizes he’s on a short leash anyway, so he would have listened to Idzik.

  26. rodge1 says: Sep 14, 2013 12:50 PM

    Rex Ryan’s worst decision ever became the Jets’ best-case scenario… even though it was unintentional.

  27. silverandblack052099 says: Sep 14, 2013 12:56 PM

    why designate him to return if Geno is truly the guy?

  28. sactogary says: Sep 14, 2013 1:16 PM

    The real loser in all this is Drew Stanton. He could have gotten his shot last year, and if he was any good, he would be the starter now. But noooooo – he demanded to be traded.

  29. patriots123456 says: Sep 14, 2013 2:12 PM

    Anything can happen, 6 weeks from now Geno could be hurt and this move might make a lot of sense.

    For a rookie QB Geno didn’t look that bad against the Pats.

    He needs a lot of reps…

  30. 2manyconcussions says: Sep 14, 2013 2:14 PM

    Jets could write a textbook on how not to manage quarterbacks.

  31. someoneanswerthatphone says: Sep 14, 2013 2:21 PM

    So the jets are using their injured reserve exception on Sanchez. Odd, most teams save that for a talented player they hope can help them get to the playoffs. Makes sense to me…???

  32. someoneanswerthatphone says: Sep 14, 2013 2:23 PM

    Oops…I mentioned the jets and playoffs in same post. Not this year. Sorry about that.

  33. realfootballfan says: Sep 14, 2013 2:35 PM

    That’s a waste. Sanchez will never wear the Jet uniform again. They could have used that designation for a player at another position. Tannenbaum was definitely a disaster as GM, but this new guy seems just as clueless.

  34. jayniner says: Sep 14, 2013 3:06 PM

    Short-term injured reserve list = Long-term unemployment list.

  35. rbern11162 says: Sep 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    What a waste of the short term exemption, why would they do that

  36. cool10857 says: Sep 14, 2013 4:33 PM

    Sanchez must be stupid. He needs to have his shoulder surgery now so he can rehab in the off-season and hopefully sign with another team next season as their back-up QB. Instead, he chose to try rehabbing his shoulder now which will only delay his surgery and that will mean he will not be able to play next season.

    The Jets are stupid too. First, for playing Sanchez in the 4th quarter of the meaningless Snoopy Bowl behind 3rd string players. Second, for putting Sanchez on short-term IR instead of just cutting him now. Third, for not firing Ryan now since its obvious he does not know how to be an effective NFL head coach.

  37. abxyer says: Sep 14, 2013 6:24 PM

    Sanchie Boy’s career peaked during his rookie year!

  38. testarossa13 says: Sep 14, 2013 6:52 PM

    Don’t be so hard on Sanchez.Let’s see how he does after rehab.

  39. sf546 says: Sep 14, 2013 7:46 PM

    Sanchez could make Rex look like a bigger buffoon than he already is by electing to choose that surgery now that Rex has blown a short-tern IR spot on him.

  40. jetsareajoke says: Sep 14, 2013 8:25 PM

    Does this recent news mean that I can get my farm back if the jests don’t go to the superbowl?

  41. patsfan51 says: Sep 14, 2013 9:36 PM

    Maybe Sanchez can be an altar boy for Father Tebow!

  42. bighurt228 says: Sep 14, 2013 10:16 PM

    Tebow: lets see…you want me to quarterback for 2 games
    For one million dollars?
    Putin: yes yes…….2 games only so we can win the Ruskie
    Cup. Please we need you badly.
    Tebow: Well one condition Vlad……I have to take my best
    bud with me to also play.
    Putin: Sure…..sure…….anything you want Timmy.
    Tebow: awesome bro, may The Lord bless you !! I’ll give
    The SANCHIZE a call now !!
    Putin: WHO !!!!! Is that the Butt Fumbler who wears the
    Woman’s dingy on his head??
    Tebow: yes comrade ……yes that’s him !!
    Putin: NYET. NYET. NYET…….NO DEAL

  43. Iraelite says: Sep 15, 2013 12:44 AM

    … But congrats Mark on winning the QB competition

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