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Jets sign Brady Quinn as fourth quarterback; release Graham Harrell

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New York Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee should considering handing out name tags during his next positional meeting to identify who is in the room.

The Jets signed former first-round pick Brady Quinn on Monday and released backup Graham Harrell. Green Bay released Harrell last week and New York signed him two days later. Quinn was recently released from Seattle after the Seahawks chose to have Tarvaris Jackson backup Russell Wilson, and was picked up by the Jets today.

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New York currently has Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Matt Simms and Quinn on its roster.

Quinn’s signing likely means New York does not expect Mark Sanchez to play on Sunday. Sanchez has been recovering from a shoulder injury, and Smith will likely start this weekend. Quinn provides depth as the third quarterback until Sanchez is healthy, although there has been speculation New York would part ways with its former first-round pick.

Prior to today’s signing, Quinn was supposed to be Cleveland’s franchise quarterback, but never lived up to those expectations. He has played for the Browns, Broncos, Chiefs, Seahawks and Jets since being drafted in 2007. He has 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his career.

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