No news on whether he will be able to eat a hot dog on the sidelines this Sunday, but Mark Sanchez will not play this Sunday at Tampa Bay.


Sanchez suffered a sprained right knee in last Thursday’s win over Buffalo. Kellen Clemens came in to fill the void in that game and will get the start on Sunday against the 1-11 Bucs.


“He wants to play in the worst way,” coach Rex Ryan said yesterday. “He’s going to play, it’s just not going to be this week. I have a lot of confidence in Kellen Clemens and I think that instead of delaying this decision, I’m just going to make it now.”


Clemens, who has thrown just three passes this season, will make his ninth career start. The fourth-year pro completed just one pass in the second half against the Bills and was sacked three times.

“Our motto won’t change,” tackle Damien Woody said. “We’re going to run the ball.”

Clemens’ receivers, though, still expect to be part of the gameplan.

“He’s impressed me,” said Braylon Edwards. “I’ve watched him a little bit the past couple of weeks. He’s always been ready and always been on deck.”