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Smith to start, Sanchez still ailing

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Geno Smith was victorious in his NFL debut against the Buccaneers.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)

Rookie Geno Smith will get his second start for the New York Jets, as expected, when the team plays at New England on Thursday night.

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Coach Rex Ryan says Monday that Smith, coming off an 18-17 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, will play against the Patriots after he was mostly solid in his NFL debut.

Ryan adds that Mark Sanchez, sidelined with a shoulder injury, will not play and the quarterback and the team are seeking a second medical opinion. According to published reports, Sanchez will meet with Dr. James Andrews at some point this week to get further evaluation.

Ryan says Sanchez hasn't had a setback with the injury, but with a short week, it makes sense for him to get another look at the shoulder.

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