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B-Schotty expects Sanchez to play. Dan Leberfeld

Mark Sanchez threw a lot of passes in Thursday’s practice, and Brian Schottenheimer feels he has a good chance at playing.

“Early in practice, he was getting warmed up,” Schottenheimer said. “As he got going, he looked better. They are being precautious. It’s a pain thing right now. He needs to work though it. I expect him to play. [Sanchez] had the majority of reps in practice.”