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Jets announce Geno Smith will start the season opener.
It was a decision to be expected and even official back-up Michael Vick said that everyone should have seen this coming. The plan all along was for Vick to play behind Smith while helping to mentor and develop him. Was he also there to maybe help push him a little? Of course. But the starting job was never really in any danger. Smith is a low-end quarterback to be used in deep 2-QB leagues. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond