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Jets get second prime time game on Thanksgiving

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates with

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates with coach Rex Ryan during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Photo Credit: Associated Press

The Jets already know they'll be hosting at least one nationally televised prime-time game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Looks like that number could double.

According to a published report, the Jets will host a prime-time game on Thanksgiving Day, though the opponent is unknown. NFL officials refused comment on the report, which appeared in the Daily News. The league is expected to announce the Thanksgiving Day matchups as well as the NFL Kickoff Weekend prime- time games at the league meetings in Orlando next week. The full schedule should be released early next month.

Besides their three AFC East rivals, the Jets are slated to host the Bengals, Packers, Vikings, Texans and Ravens in 2010.

On Monday, the NFL announced the Jets would host a "Monday Night Football" game on Sept. 13 against an opponent yet to be revealed, and the Giants will open the season at home a day earlier. The Jets also will be featured in the first NFL preseason game at the sparkling $1.7-billion stadium they co-own with the Giants.

Cromartie makes payments

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Antonio Cromartie will not have to appear in a San Diego court next week for a previously scheduled appearance. That's because the Jets' recently acquired cornerback has paid his past-due child support, a figure that reportedly ranges between $25,000 to $50,000.

Cromartie, 25, has fathered seven children by six women, and they are scattered across five different states. The Jets reportedly gave Cromartie, who's in the final season of a five-year, $12.5-million contract, $500,000 of his $1.7-million base salary to help take care of his child-support issues.


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