Jets' Sanchez to start against Falcons

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Mark Sanchez will start for the New York Jets against the Atlanta Falcons after missing one game with a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Coach Rex Ryan said the rookie quarterback was medically cleared by team doctors after practicing three straight days. Sanchez took all of the snaps with the first-team offense Friday.

Sanchez missed the Jets' 26-3 victory last Sunday at Tampa Bay after injuring the knee against Buffalo on Dec. 3, and was replaced by Kellen Clemens. He returned to practice Wednesday and experienced no setbacks during the week.

Sanchez will wear custom-fitted braces on both knees; he had already been wearing one on the left from a previous injury.

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