The New York Jets' quarterback picture got even murkier Saturday night during an exhibition game against the New York Giants.
A 24-21 overtime victory took a back seat to the team's quarterback quandary.
After rookie Geno Smith struggled, Mark Sanchez suffered a right-shoulder injury, and his status is suddenly in question two weeks before the season opener. The only guy who looked good for the Jets was Matt Simms.
Coach Rex Ryan refused to comment on Sanchez's injury other than to say it was a shoulder problem. Sanchez left the stadium right after the game and was not available for comment.
Sanchez had an X-ray on his shoulder and is expected to have an MRI exam Sunday.
The Jets' quarterback situation has been the No. 1 question mark for Ryan's team since training camp opened. If Smith is the No. 1 quarterback, he didn't look ready for prime time Saturday. Smith threw three interceptions and also stepped out of the end zone for a safety.
Simms, the son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, looked good in mop-up action. He was 6 of 10 for 120 yards, hooking up with Ryan Spadola on a 70-yard pass play to set up the winning field goal.
Giants safety Stevie Brown sprained his left knee on an interception return late in the first quarter and had to be helped off the field.
Bills' Kolb injured: Kevin Kolb left Buffalo's 30-7 exhibition loss to Washington because of concussion-like symptoms, leaving the Bills with an undrafted rookie as their only healthy quarterback.
"I think we'll be looking at bringing some quarterbacks in," coach Doug Marrone said.
A person familiar with the Bills' plans later confirmed to The Associated Press that Matt Leinart and John Beck would have workouts with the team, probably Monday.
Leinart spent last season with the Raiders. Beck has been out of football since being cut by Houston in October.
Kolb was hurt in the first quarter after he was kneed in the back of the helmet at the end of an 8-yard scramble.
With first-round pick EJ Manuel nursing a knee injury, Kolb's departure left Jeff Tuel from Washington State as the last Bills QB standing.
Kolb regained the inside track in Buffalo's quarterback competition after Manuel hurt his left knee in the Bills' previous game. Manuel was ruled out for the rest of the preseason, and Kolb's status will be in question given his history with concussions.
Kolb lost the Eagles' starting job in 2010 when he was sidelined by a concussion in the season opener. He spent the past two seasons in Arizona, where he failed to secure the starting job because of an assortment of injuries, including a concussion in 2011.
Kolb had previously missed more than a week of practice after he twisted his left knee slipping on a wet rubber mat during practice Aug. 3.
Cardinals hurting in loss: The Cardinals lost several players due to injury in their 24-7 loss to the Chargers, including left guard Jonathan Cooper, the team's first-round pick who broke his left leg.
Alex Smith bounces back: Alex Smith struggled early but led Kansas City to a pair of scoring drives late in the first half and finished 17 of 24 for 158 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 26-20 overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Smith found a rhythm late in the half. He raced 38 yards to set up a field goal, then completed 6 of 7 passes on a 72-yard drive capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass to Junior Hemingway to tie the score with 18 seconds left before halftime.
Packers: Quarterback Graham Harrell was released, making Vince Young the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers.