Mark Sanchez still banged-up

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is still having problems and pain in his throwing shoulder, according to ESPN New York.

That situation means rookie Geno Smith is the likely starter for the opener, and perhaps much longer.

Sanchez has a bruised shoulder joint and hasn't begun throwing again.

He could be sidelined a few weeks, meaning Matt Simms and Graham Harrell would back up Smith.

Smith struggled in his last preseason outing.

The old saying about a quarterback controversy usually meaning a team doesn't have any good quarterbacks seems to apply to the Jets' chaotic situation.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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