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Ryan: Jets 'might consider' Tajh Boyd at other position

The way we see it, Tajh Boyd might never start a game for the New York Jets -- at least not at quarterback.

With Geno Smith, Michael Vick and Matt Simms ahead of him, the rookie passer out of Clemson isn't a threat to take over under center, but might he see snaps at another position?

"We'll see," coach Rex Ryan told reporters Friday. "Right now, it's 100 percent quarterback, but we'll see as it gets going. Certainly he's got the running skills and all that type of stuff we saw in college that you might consider doing different things with him, but right now it's 100 percent quarterback."

Asked about branching out, Boyd was quick to say Friday: "I can't see myself playing another position."

During his college career, Boyd saw plenty of action out of the pistol and arrives at Florham Park with ample read-option experience. Play-caller Marty Mornhinweg was fond of the Tiger last season -- too fond -- and might find a way to dip Boyd into a subpackage. That said, the fleet-footed Vick is a far superior option for any funny stuff.

Boyd's first order of business is making Gang Green's roster; we're still not convinced that happens.

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