Sanchez to get next start for Jets
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie quarterback MarkSanchez, coming off an impressive NFL debut, will start the New York Jets' preseason game at Baltimore next week.
RexRyan announced Sunday that Sanchez would open under center against the Ravens in the nationally televised game on Aug. 24. Ryan previously determined that KellenClemens 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 DavidClowney on his opening play. He completed three of four passes for 88 yards in one series.
Brees leaves camp for mother's funeral
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback DrewBrees has left training camp to attend his mother's funeral.
Saints head coach SeanPayton says Brees is expected to rejoin the squad on Wednesday in Houston, where joint practices are scheduled with the Texans later this week.
MinaBrees, an attorney from Austin, Texas, died on Aug. 7 while traveling in Colorado. A memorial service is scheduled Monday night in Austin.
Brees participated in a practice at Saints headquarters in Metairie, La., Sunday morning, but was excused from a second practice in the evening.
The Saints have a preseason game in Houston on Saturday night. Brees has said he expects to play.
Grossman out with hamstring injury
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's RexGrossman is expected to miss about a month with a hamstring injury and the Texans are looking to sign another quarterback to fill in until he's healthy.
Grossman, Houston's third quarterback and the former Bears starter, was injured in Saturday's win over the Chiefs and coach GaryKubiak says he doesn't feel comfortable finishing the preseason with only MattSchaub and backup DanOrlovsky.
Kubiak says the Texans could bring back AlexBrink, who was with the team last season.
Cowboys' Williams injures left wrist
SANANTONIO (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receiver RoyWilliams missed the team's second practice Sunday because of a sprained left wrist sustained when he came down hard earlier in the day.
The Cowboys said X-rays were negative and that Williams, expected to be the team's No. 1 receiver after the departure of TerrellOwens, is day to day. The Cowboys have one practice session Monday.