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Jeremy Kerley officially out vs. Patriots

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) catches a

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) catches a pass during training camp in Cortland. (Aug. 1, 2013) Credit: Hans Pennink

As expected, the Jets have ruled out slot receiver Jeremy Kerley for Thursday night's game in Foxborough. 

He was diagnosed Monday with a concussion, prompting the team to re-sign wideout Ben Obomanu.

OLB Quinton Coples (ankle) also has been ruled out, along with QB Mark Sanchez. The fifth-year quarterback told reporters Monday that getting a second opinion on his injured right shoulder "was kind of part of the plan the whole way."

Sanchez reportedly flew to Florida Wednesday to meet with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The Jets QB, however, wouldn't confirm or deny his impending meeting with Andrews, saying on Monday: "We’ll just keep those plans private for now and we’ll let you know as soon as we think that’s necessary.

Asked if he'll get just one additional opinion on his shoulder, Sanchez said: "We’re going to get a few different opinions it sounds like."

He is expected to be on the sideline Thursday or their primetime match-up with the Patriots. 

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