Jets C Mangold planning to face Raiders
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets center Nick Mangold sat out practice for the second straight day with a sore neck, but is planning to play against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Mangold left late in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 30-23 loss at New England last Sunday after he was hit in the head by a Patriots defender during a play. Mangold remained face-down on the ground for a few moments during what the center called a ”scary time.”
Mangold says he’s feeling ”peachy,” but acknowledged he still feels ”things” in his neck – without elaborating on whether that means general soreness or pain. He wouldn’t rule out playing against the Raiders even if he doesn’t practice Friday.
Dakota Dozier and Wesley Johnson have been splitting the snaps at center this week.
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