Matt Slauson set as backup plan

Updated: September 22, 2011, 4:36 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Now they have a contingency plan for the contingency plan.

With All-Pro center Nick Mangold expected to miss the first game of his career, the New York Jets used Colin Baxter -- an undrafted rookie -- with the starting offense Wednesday in practice. No surprise there; Baxter is the choice to replace Mangold on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

But -- and this is an interesting twist -- the Jets used left guard Matt Slauson at center at the end of practice for ...

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