Jets release QB Brady Quinn

The New York Jets have released Brady Quinn, leaving rookie
starter Geno Smith and backup Matt Simms as the team’s only healthy
quarterbacks for the season opener against the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers.

FOX Sports NFL inisider Mike Garafolo reports the team intends
to re-sign Quinn next week.

The move Saturday had been expected because coach Rex Ryan
prefers to not have three quarterbacks active for games — and it
prevents Quinn’s salary from being guaranteed. Salaries for NFL
veterans become guaranteed at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday.

Quinn was signed by the Jets on Monday to provide a veteran
presence at the position with Mark Sanchez sidelined with a
shoulder injury.

Linebacker Danny Lansanah, who had an outstanding training camp,
was promoted from the practice squad. He last played in a
regular-season NFL game in 2009.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this
report.