FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets center Nick Mangold appears unlikely to play Sunday at Cleveland because of a sprained right ankle that has him in a walking boot.
Mangold was injured early in the first quarter against Baltimore last Sunday and replaced by Wesley Johnson. Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that ''it doesn't look good right now'' for Mangold's chances because he hasn't run yet. Bowles adds that he'll ''hold out another day or so'' before declaring him out against the Browns.
Rookie linebacker Darron Lee will miss his second straight game with a sprained ankle. Offensive lineman Brent Qvale (neck) and linebacker Bruce Carter (quadriceps) have also been ruled out.
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Running back Matt Forte (knee) sat out practice because the Jets wanted to keep him off the turf during the indoor session, but Bowles says he'll play Sunday.
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