Mark Sanchez will not be placed on injured reserve this week, Rex Ryan said today.
Rumors were swirling on Wednesday morning that the team would put Sanchez on IR due to his shoulder injury, but Ryan said “100 percent” that would not happen. Sanchez will be on the active roster, but will not play on Sunday, the head coach said.
Ryan also confirmed that Matt Simms will serve as the team’s backup QB against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThis week. Sanchez will not be placed on the IR as of THIS WEEK.
This is still a possible outcome for the Jets and Sanchez, but adding the former starter to the IR capriciously would be a very bold move for an organization who extols the virtues of “competing” at all times.