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Jets C Nick Mangold Expects To Play Against Miami Dolphins

Nick Mangold returned to practice Friday after missing the previous two days with a right shoulder injury and is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said according to an ESPN report.

"I gotta be pretty much dead to not be playing so I assumed unless they were going to cut [the arm] off that I'd be back out there," Mangold said. "I needed to be out there to get the feel of what is going on. We'll have the walkthrough tomorrow. You can only do so much mentally. You got to be out there and feel it."

Mangold is dealing with an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder that he suffered during the Jets' 28-14 victory over the New England Patriots. He missed only one series during the game.