Jets center Mangold likely to return from high ankle sprain

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets center Nick Mangold is questionable for Sunday's game at New England, but he'll likely start after missing the last two games with a high right ankle sprain.

Mangold was limited at practice Friday, as he has been all week, after being injured three weeks ago. But Jets coach Rex Ryan said "I feel good about" Mangold being able to play, and the All-Pro center also said he's optimistic.

Ryan stopped short of saying Mangold definitely would go Sunday.

"Well, he's listed as questionable. There's that New England Patriots' response," the coach quipped.

Mangold was replaced the last two games by rookie Colin Baxter, who struggled last week at Baltimore.

Linebacker Garrett McIntyre, who suffered a concussion against the Ravens, was limited in practice Friday, but he won't play Sunday.

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