Jets may get Man­gold back for game against Colts

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Den­nis Waszak Jr. AP Sports Writer

Nick Man­gold might be back an­chor­ing the New York Jets’ of­fen­sive line for the first time in six weeks.

The vet­eran center fully prac­ticed Thurs­day, putting him on track to play Mon­day night against the Indianapolis Colts. Man­gold sprained his right an­kle on Oct. 23 against Baltimore and hadn’t been a full par­tic­i­pant since.

“He’s tak­ing reps,” coach Todd Bowles said. “We’ll see how he feels at the end of the week.”

Man­gold has been forced to sit out four games while Wes­ley John­son filled in for him.

Five starters sat out prac­tice Thurs­day, in­clud­ing wide re­ceiver Bran­don Mar­shall (foot, knee), right tackle Breno Gi­a­co­mini (back, shoul­der), linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (an­kle), nose tackle Steve McLen­don (ham­string) and safety Calvin Pryor (con­cus­sion). Rookie wide re­ceiver Jalin Mar­shall (con­cus­sion) was also side­lined.

Bowles said it’s too early to rule out any of the play­ers for the game.

Bran­don Mar­shall has been deal­ing with pain in his left knee and foot since hav­ing his leg twisted un­der him on a tackle by Buf­falo’s Stephon Gil­more in Week 2. He has played in every game this sea­son de­spite his ail­ing leg. “I think he’s sore,” Bowles said. Gi­a­co­mini has played in and started four games since re­turn­ing from the phys­i­cally un­able to per­form list be­cause of a lower­back in­jury that side­lined him for most of the off­sea­son. Bowles was

un­cer­tain if the lat­est in­jury was re­lated to the pre­vi­ous one.

“I’m hop­ing it’s not,”

Bowles said. “We’ll see how he feels (Fri­day), but I think it’s the same area.”

While Pryor left the game against New Eng­land last Sun­day with his con­cus­sion, it wasn’t un­til Wed­nes­day that Jalin Mar­shall be­gan to com­plain about his

head both­er­ing him. Both are in the league’s con­cus­sion protocol.

McLen­don was ques­tion­able with a sore ham­string head­ing into the game against the Patriots and Bowles said he ag­gra­vated it while play­ing.

“He came out of the game pretty early, Bowles said. I don’t know how sore it is go­ing to be.”

Linebacker Bruce Carter (quadri­ceps) and cor­ner­backs Nick Mar­shall (an­kle) and Marcus Williams (an­kle) were limited.

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