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After Big Night, Sanchez Gets Nod For Ravens Game

Rookie draft pick impresses with on-field poise


New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) talks with head coach Rex Ryan during the second quarter of a NFL preseason football game against the St. Louis Rams at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) talks with head coach Rex Ryan during the second quarter of a NFL preseason football game against the St. Louis Rams at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


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Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, coming off an impressive NFL debut, will start the New York Jets’ preseason game at Baltimore next week.

Rex Ryan announced Sunday that Sanchez would open under center against the Ravens in the nationally televised game on Aug. 24. Ryan previously determined that Kellen Clemens would start the preseason opener against St. Louis on Friday and the two would flip-flop against Baltimore.

Sanchez came into the 23-20 loss with 28 seconds left in the first quarter, and threw a 48-yard pass to David Clowney on his opening play. He completed three of four passes for 88 yards in one series.

Clemens, entering his fourth season, was 4 of 4 for 24 yards and was sacked once — and lost a fumble — in two series.

 

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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