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NFL notes: Jets sign Vick and release 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.

Schaub to Oakland

Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

The Raiders acquired Schaub from Houston on for a sixth-round draft pick, giving the quarterback a second chance after he lost his starting job with the Texans last season.

The 32-year-old Schaub was Houston’s starter from 2007 until last season, when he was benched after a terrible start to the year. He finished with 14 interceptions in 10 games.

Around the league

The estate of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster and 65 other former players suing the league over concussion injuries agreed to pause their lawsuit in Los Angeles to see if it will join other similar cases being reviewed by a federal judge for settlement. The case could join other concussion lawsuits currently assigned to a judge in Pennsylvania. … Tennessee Titans DE Adewale Ojomo has been arrested in a prostitution sting. A Miami police report stated the 25-year-old South Florida native was booked into jail on a charge of soliciting a prostitute. According to the arrest report, an undercover detective was working in an area known for prostitution Thursday night when Ojomo pulled up in a 2013 Lexus. After a brief conversation, police say Ojomo offered the detective $100 for sex.