Monday November 2nd, 2015

The New York Jets are not interested in signing Ryan Mallett to assist injured quarterbacks Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

On Sunday, Fitzpatrick started for the Jets, but left early in the game with torn ligaments in his left thumb. He was forced to return when Smith sustained injuries to his shoulder and abdomen. Third-string quarterback Bryce Petty was listed as inactive.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported during the game that the Jets had begun looking at available quarterbacks, but Mallett reportedly won't be considered. The Houston Texans cut Mallett last week after he missed the team’s flight to Miami before their Week 7 game against the Dolphins.

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Fitzpatrick underwent an MRI following the game, and Smith had X-rays on his left shoulder. Smith said he felt “pretty confident” he could play in Week 9 after making his season debut on Sunday. He missed the first six games of the season while recovering from a broken jaw.

After losing to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the Jets (4–3) will play the Jacksonville Jaguars (2–5) next week.

- Erin Flynn

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