Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 20 '78

Jets coach Rex Ryan expects C Nick Mangold to play in Week 6.

Mangold's MRI must have brought good news. Mangold missed only two plays in Monday's loss, and should be full-go against the Colts even if he's not quite 100 percent.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 20 '78

Jets C Nick Mangold will undergo an MRI on his ankle Tuesday.

Mangold's ankle got bent awkwardly in the third quarter of Monday's loss to the Texans, but he missed just two plays. Still, it's a concern as the Jets' offense went in the tank when Mangold missed two games due to a high-ankle sprain last year.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 20 '78

Jets C Nick Mangold left Monday night's game against the Texans with a right ankle injury and is questionable to return.

Mangold had his right ankle rolled up on by Texans LE J.J. Watt on the first play of the third quarter. He needed to be helped off of the field to the sideline, and then eventually was carted to the locker room. LG Matt Slauson shifted over to center, and Vladimir Ducasses stepped in at guard.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 25 '77

Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Mangold was limited in practice this week, but escaped New York's Week 5 loss to the Patriots healthy. His return provided an instant boost to the Jets' floundering ground attack, which will be going up against a Dolphins' run defense allowing an average of 107.5 yards.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 20 '77

Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) came out of Sunday's win healthy.

Mangold made it back from a Week 2 high-ankle sprain rapidly and had an instant impact on the Jets' running game. Shonn Greene's 83 rushing yards and 4.0 yards per carry were both season-highs.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 19 '77

Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) is active, as expected, against the Patriots in Week 5.

Mangold was expected to get a pain-killing shot just before the game. In a move that called to mind Eric Mangini's fruitless mind games, the Jets waited to announce their inactives until well after the list was due in to the league office. Here are the names: QB Kevin O'Connell, WR Logan Payne, RB Bilal Powell, TE Josh Baker, LB Garrett McIntyre, C Colin Baxter, DT Kenrick Ellis.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 19 '77

NFL.com's Albert Breer reports Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) will start against the Patriots Sunday.

As expected. Mangold was expected to miss a minimum of 2-to-3 weeks upon suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 2, so he's returning on the earlier end of expectations. The struggles of rookie Colin Baxter in his place essentially left the Jets with no choice but to rush back their All Pro.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 18 '77

Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) says he's "ready to go" for Week 5 against the Patriots.

"Chomping at the bit to get back," Mangold said. "I'm ready to go." Mangold is officially questionable, but HC Rex Ryan has made clear he he expects him to play. Mangold's return cannot come soon enough for a Jets offense that could neither run nor pass in a disastrous effort against the Ravens last weekend.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 16 '77

Coach Rex Ryan revealed Thursday that C Nick Mangold (ankle) is ready to play against the Patriots this week.

The Jets offensive line struggled even before Mangold's injury, but it's been in absolute shambles since. As the best center in the NFL, Mangold's return should give the offense a much-needed boost heading into a huge divisional showdown in Foxboro.

Nick Mangold NYJ Jul 15 '77

Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle) says the chances he suits up against the Patriots this weekend are "looking good."

Mangold was a limited participant in Jets practice Wednesday, and said he felt as good as he has since going down in Week 2. If he's able to put in a full practice either Thursday or Friday, it will be a pretty good sign he's going to take the field this weekend. His status will be updated Thursday.