FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It might not put an end to speculation about when or if Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will undergo surgery on his injured throwing shoulder, but Jets coach Rex Ryan Wednesday said in a radio interview that no surgery currently is scheduled.
Asked for an update on Sanchez's status by ESPN host Michael Kay, Ryan said, "We spoke with Mark. All indications to us is he's going to continue rehab. Matter of fact, he was here today rehabbing."
As a prelude to his induction in the Jets Ring of Honor on Oct. 13, radio announcer Marty Lyons celebrated with club employees when a huge picture of No. 93 in his playing days as part of the "New York Sack Exchange" defensive line was raised on the wall of the indoor practice facility alongside those of other Jets greats.
As proud as he is of his 11-season NFL career, Lyons said his greatest source of inspiration is the work his foundation has done granting wishes for terminally ill children. "I always thought it was more important to be recognized in the community for something you choose to do, not something you get paid to do," Lyons said. "It's an honor for me to represent all the children from the foundation."
Lyons recalled playing with a harness on both shoulders, pins in a broken thumb and a torn hamstring that required a tape job from his back to under his heel to hold him together. His most memorable game was the 14-0 loss at Miami in the AFC title game known as the "Mud Bowl" after the 1982 season.
"I remember the coaches saying, 'Don't worry. We'll get them next year' . . . That next year never came. You always remember the good, but unfortunately, you always remember the bad."
CBSSports.com reported that Mo Wilkerson was fined $15,785 for his hit on Titans quarterback Jake Locker in last Sunday's game . . . Ryan said rookie LG Brian Winters will work with the first team in practice and could start ahead of Vladimir Ducasse in Atlanta.