Found August 22, 2013 on Fox Sports:
It's Geno Smith's turn to try to prove he should be the New York Jets' quarterback this season. The rookie second-round draft pick will start over Mark Sanchez in the Jets' preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. The announcement by coach Rex Ryan on Thursday was expected since the rookie has worked with the first-team offense all week during practice. Smith, in a tightly contested competition with Sanchez, did not play in the Jets' last preseason game last Saturday night against Jacksonville because of a sprained ankle. ''We'll see how far we take him into this game this week,'' Ryan said. ''Mark will play also. I think (Smith) has looked good and seems like the ankle is obviously a lot better than it was this past week. I'm excited to see him play.'' Most NFL teams normally play their starters into the third quarter of the third preseason game, but the Jets wanted to see how Smith's ankle responded th...
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