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Jets sign QB Brady Quinn; release Graham Harrell

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Brady Quinn passes during

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Brady Quinn passes during warmups before an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Seattle. (Aug. 29, 2013) Credit: AP

The Jets quarterback carousel is the ride that keeps on giving.

The team announced Monday that they signed Brady Quinn (following a reported morning workout) and released last week's QB signee Graham Harrell.

Quinn -- who was drafted 22nd overall by the Browns back in 2007 -- tweeted his release from the Seahawks Saturday. The former Notre Dame quarterback has bounced around from Cleveland to Denver to Kansas City to Seattle -- and now Florham Park.

Quinn, 28, had been battling Tarvaris Jackson for the Seahawks' backup job behind Russell Wilson. He threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns this preseason for Seattle, but coach Pete Carroll and the rest of the staff ultimately went with Jackson.

With the addition of Quinn, the Jets now have four quarterbacks. But they also have an experienced veteran alongside rookie Geno Smith. Mark Sanchez has been sidelined since the Jets-Giants preseason game, when he suffered a hard hit to the shoulder from defensive tackle Marvin Austin. The fifth-year quarterback has been getting treatment since then and hasn't thrown a football during the media portion of practice.

He currently is listed as day-to-day and Rex Ryan has said he won't offer a medical update until Wednesday's league-mandated injury report is due. But the Quinn signing raises the question: Will Jets fans ever see Sanchez take the field again?

It's clear Sanchez's shoulder injury is more serious than the Jets let on. And that means, there's always the possibility that they place him on injured reserve (and worse, for Sanchez fans, cut him during the season).

Harrell was signed last week after backup Greg McElroy reinjured his knee. McElroy was released Saturday, as the Jets chose to keep Matt Simms.

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