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Kellen Clemens will start Sunday against Tampa

December 9, 2009

Just hand the ball to TJ

 

During Wednesday’s chat with the media, Head Coach Rex Ryan stated that Mark Sanchez once again did not practice, and that Kellen Clemens will start against the Bucs.  Clemens has attempted just 259 passes in his short career, and has thrown only 5 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  

More on this story as further news unfolds…. 

Update–  New info including Kerry Rhodes news after the jump 

 

Rich Cimini of the Daily News stated that this was a precautionary move by the Jets.  Rex and the Jets’ brass feel Mark could play, but do not want to risk further injury.  

“Mark is our quarterback, he’s our future.  Can he play? Probably…but it’s not worth the risk.  We feel Kellen can get the job done, and we need him to,” said Rex. 

There was other breaking news, as Rex awarded Kerry Rhodes the starting safety position opposite Jim Leonhard.  Rhodes was demoted in favor or Eric Smith two weeks ago and had two interceptions against the Panthers.  Ryan said that Kerry did “everything I wanted him to do” to earn back his starting job.

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