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Sanchez, Revis want to remain with Jets

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Sanchez, Revis want to remain with Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Mark Sanchez wants to stay right where he is. So does Darrelle Revis.

The two players are among the New York Jets' biggest uncertainties heading into next season. Sanchez comes off a miserable year and Revis is recovering from a serious knee injury while also having a sticky contract situation.

``Until I'm told differently, I'm a Jet,'' Sanchez said Monday as the Jets cleaned out their lockers. ``That's what I always thought would happen. I don't see anything different. I just want another crack at this thing.''

Whether he gets that opportunity remains to be seen. The 2009 first-round pick had his worst season since his rookie year, throwing 18 interceptions and getting benched for a game late in the season. Sanchez appeared to lose his confidence as the season wore on and questions about his ability to lead the team became more frequent.

Sanchez didn't hesitate when asked if he believes he can be the team's starting quarterback again.

``No question,'' he said. ``Absolutely.''

Some believe Sanchez might be best suited for a change of scenery, to leave the pressures of New York and start over with another franchise. But that will be a tough task for whoever replaces Mike Tannenbaum, who was fired as the team's general manager Monday.

Sanchez is due $8.25 million in guarantees next season after having his contract extended last offseason. He would cost the Jets a $17.1 million salary cap hit next season if he is cut, but New York could spread that amount over the next two seasons if he is released after June 1.

The salary cap hit would still be a costly $8.9 million even if the Jets do find a willing trading partner. So, there's a good chance Sanchez will be back next season to compete for the starting job, possibly with a veteran brought in who could present a viable challenge.

``I've got confidence in Mark,'' Revis said. ``It was a tough year for him. The only thing you can try to do is just lift him up as much as you can and be positive around him. ... I just think he has to just focus on football.''

One player who likely won't be back is Tim Tebow.

Tebow was expected to be a key part of the offense after he was acquired from Denver in a trade last March. Instead, he had no impact and was never a serious challenger to Sanchez for the starting job. Tebow was leapfrogged by third-stringer Greg McElroy when Sanchez was benched, and is expected to be traded or released during the next several weeks.

Tebow said all the right things during his one season with the Jets, doing all he could to hide his frustration at his lack of playing time. He was the NFL's most sought backup, though, attracting large crowds of media every Wednesday and Friday - the days he spoke in front of his locker. His presence, many assumed, provided too much of a distraction for Sanchez.

``I'm not going to make any excuses about anything like that,'' Sanchez said. ``He worked his butt off while he was here and he tried to come in and help this team. That's all I'm going to say about that. He's a good teammate.''

Having watched from the sideline most of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee, Revis was disappointed the Jets were labeled by many as a ``circus,'' led by the hoopla surrounding Tebow. There were also the comments by anonymous players throughout the season that annoyed Revis, saying his teammates need to ``keep things positive around here.''

Meanwhile, Revis expects to be ``100 percent ready'' by the time next season begins, but there are obvious concerns. Revis was considered the best cover cornerback in the league at the time of his injury, and he'll need to prove he hasn't lost a step and is healthy enough to be a top player again. A new contract might also depend on it.

``Right now, I'm not even focused on that,'' he said. ``I've got to get this knee back to 100 percent. That's all I'm focused on is rehabbing and we'll go from there.''

Revis considered holding out of training camp because he was expecting an extension, but instead reported on time. Tannenbaum and the team talked about wanting Revis to retire someday as a member of the Jets. Whether a new general manager feels the same will dictate Revis' long-term future.

``I definitely want to be here,'' Revis said. ``This is where I live. This is the team I got drafted by.''

Despite a 6-10 season that ended with three straight losses, Revis thinks the Jets could get back to their winning ways quickly.

``We're not far,'' he said. ``It's just this year there was a lot of stuff going on. ... The season kind of spiraled into turmoil from injuries, and I think we couldn't really bounce back from that.''

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Capitals vs. Canucks: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Washington Capitals (3-2-2) head to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada after an overtime/shootout loss against the Florida Panthers last Friday. 

The Caps are determined to avoid the devastation they felt in the first period when they gave away four goals to the Panthers. They will need to focus in the power plays and avoid penalties at all costs.

Many fans were looking forward to the reunion with former player Jay Beagle, who is now centerman for the Canucks, but he is unfortunately out on injury. However you can look out for Caps Nic Dowd, who will have his own homecoming game against his former team. 

Here is everything you need to know about Capitals vs. Canucks which takes place at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
 

CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Vancouver Canucks, Game 8 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

When: Monday, October 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Capitals vs. Canucks game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Washington Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Canucks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM

CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS SCHEDULE

9:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
9:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
10:00 PM: Capitals vs. Canucks
12:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Lars Eller, F, Capitals: In his last game, he had a three-point night with three assists. He is a messaive help and shined within the trio of Vrana and Connoly on Friday.

Tim Schaller, F, Canucks: He was struggling in the preseason but came back with a vengeance. He assisted with a penatly kill and is a key component in fourth line. 

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The Wizards head to the West Coast to open a road swing against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Wizards (0-2) are looking for their first win when the head into Portland to face Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (2-0).

After this game, the Wizards have a tough stretch ahead of them before playing in D.C. again, playing at: Golden State, Sacramento, LA (Lakers) and Memphis.

WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat, 2018 NBA regular season Game 3
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
When: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Trail Blazers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Trail Blazers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the new MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS TV SCHEDULE

8:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

9:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: Wizards @ Portland Trail Blazers (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Dwight Howard remains day-to-day with a back injury.
Trail Blazers: None

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, Wizards: After becoming the Wizards franchise leader in 3 points on Saturday, it is likely Beal will have a lot to prove to help the team get its first win.

Otto Porter, Jr., Wizards: Porter has had a slow start, so will he take more shots in Portland?

Damian Lillard, Portland: The Blazers' star is leading the way this season averaging 28.5 ppg and 6.5 assists per game. 

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS SERIES HISTORY 

Number of all-time Meetings: 111 games
Regular Season Record: Blazers lead 57-54
Last Meeting: Wizards won 106-92 in December 2017