Jets sign QB Vick, release QB Sanchez
The New York Jets have signed quarterback Michael Vick and released Mark Sanchez.
The Sanchez move comes as no surprise. He competed for the starting quarterback job with rookie Geno Smith last season in training camp, but the competition was cut short when Sanchez injured his right shoulder in a preseason game.
He missed all of last season recovering from surgery.
Vick was a free agent after playing for the Eagles for the last five seasons.
The Jets traded up in the 2009 draft to pick Sanchez No. 5 overall out of Southern California. He became a starter as a rookie and led the Jets to the AFC championship game in his first two seasons.
Sanchez threw for 12,092 yards and 68 touchdowns, with 69 interceptions, in 62 career games.
— The Associated Press
Doctor says friends saved IU player’s life
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Doctors credited the friends of Indiana receiver Isaac Griffith with saving his life and preserving his quality of life with their quick action to pull the 19-year-old out of a rip current earlier this week at Siesta Key Beach.
Dr. Kenneth Hurwitz told reporters Friday during the latest medical update that Griffith’s friends put themselves at great risk when Griffith got caught in the strong current. They then performed CPR until the paramedics arrived.
In the latest medical update from Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Hurwitz said was out of immediate danger but that he is not “out of the woods yet.” He is expected to make a full recovery and remains in serious but stable condition.
Griffith’s father, Shannon, said the prognosis made him smile.