yahoo_mangold_2FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nick Mangold's high ankle sprain means that the Jets center is likely out for this Sunday's game in Oakland, leaving undrafted rookie free agent Colin Baxter as the Pro Bowl center's replcement. Baxter, who with his long flowing hair bears a resemblance to Mangold, has an awful lot of catching up to do to take the place of one of the game's best offensive linemen.
Mangold's advice to Baxter?
"Get a haircut," Mangold said before turning serious. "He's only been here what, two, two-and-a-half weeks? [I'm] just trying to get him to fill him years into the system in a couple days - trying to get him on board, the same page, in case we need to use him. I want the guys around him, if he needs to be called up, to be comfortable with what he's doing. My goal is to get him ready."
The injury to Mangold happened in the first quarter of the Week 2 blowout win over Jacksonville, forcing Baxter into his first NFL action. There were ups and downs as would be expected of a playerRead More »from Jets’ Mangold likely out for Sunday; undrafted rookie could replace him