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NEW YORK – Struggling New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith missed a team meeting the night before a 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers in which he was benched.
A team spokesman says Monday that Smith's absence was an "honest mistake" after the second-year quarterback got the times for the meeting Saturday night confused. Smith arrived about 5-10 minutes after the meeting ended, and reviewed the information discussed with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee.
It was the first time Smith had missed a meeting, according to the team.
The New York Daily News first reported Smith's absence early Monday morning.
Smith was benched in favor of Michael Vick on Sunday after a miserable first half in which he was 4 of 12 for 27 yards with an interception.
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