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New York loses Beason…Ryan tabs Vick over Smith

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason will miss the rest of the season because of a foot injury that will require surgery.

Beason tore a ligament and fractured a bone during a team workout on June 12. He spent training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list before being added to the active roster prior to the season-opener.

In other NFL news:

— New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has announced that quarterback Michael Vick will start over Geno Smith in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs in Kansas City. Smith threw interceptions on the Jets’ first three possessions on Sunday before Vick fumbled twice and was picked off once in a 43-23 loss to Buffalo. The Jets have lost seven straight since a season-opening victory against the winless Oakland Raiders.

— St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Jake Long and wide receiver Brian Quick both will miss the rest of the season because of injuries suffered in Sunday’s loss to Kansas City. Long tore the ACL in his knee during the third quarter, and Quick “suffered significant damage” to his shoulder in the second period.

— The Jacksonville Jaguars are down another defender. Defensive back Will Blackmon, who plays the slot in nickel and dime situations, is out indefinitely because of a broken index finger on his left hand.

— And Lamarr Houston’s sack celebration will cost the Chicago Bears defensive end the remainder of the season. Houston ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while celebrating a late sack with the Bears, trailing by 25 late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. General manager Phil Emery says Houston will have surgery once the swelling goes down.


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