Nick Mangold expects to play

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets center Nick Mangold is questionable for the team's game at New England, but will likely start after missing the last two games with a high right ankle sprain.

"I'm ready to go," Mangold said.

Mangold was limited at practice Friday, as he has been all week, after being injured three weeks ago. But coach Rex Ryan says "I feel good about" Mangold being able to play, and the All-Pro center also says he's optimistic.

Ryan stopped short of saying Mangold would definitely go Sunday. "Well, he's listed as questionable. There's that New England Patriots' response," he quipped.

Mangold was replaced the last two games by rookie Colin Baxter, who struggled last week at Baltimore.

Ryan said linebacker Garrett McIntyre (concussion), wide receiver Logan Payne (broken wrist) and linebacker Bryan Thomas (Achilles) will be out. Thomas is on the roster even though he is out for the season. Ryan said the Jets could fill that roster spot before the game Sunday, but he was cagey.

"That's a strong possibility so you can just put yes in there probably," Ryan said. "It's a competitive thing."

Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Jane McManus and The Associated Press was used in this report.