Jets C Mangold practices

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Jets C Nick Mangold participated in practice Wednesday, taking reps with the first team. He missed the previous two games with a high ankle sprain.

Rookie Colin Baxter replaced Mangold in the lineup, and had good amount of trouble in the Week Four matchup vs. the Ravens.

The Jets travel to New England to face the Patriots Sunday.

The way we see it

This is welcome news for the Jets, who have had a hard time run- and pass-blocking the last two weeks. There were also problems with the snap against the Ravens, which led to Baxter being benched briefly. Baxter had a difficult time dealing with NT Haloti Ngata.

The question is how effective will Mangold be coming off the ankle injury, pushing off the foot to generate the power to deal with Pats NT Vince Wilfork?