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Embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss time with an injured shoulder, but given the Jets' moves lately, he might miss more than just a few games. The Jets signed veteran quarterback Brady Quinn as a backup for Geno Smith, who is expected to start in Week 1. If Smith excels -- or, really, if he plays with anything resembling competence -- it might be difficult for the team to justify starting Sanchez when he comes back. The presence of Quinn even could block Sanchez from a backup job, which could mean very bad things for Sanchez's NFL prospects.
Sanchez hadn't been outplayed by Geno Smith in the preseason, but he may have lost the Jets' quarterback battle by default.
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