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Nick Mangold returns for Jets

Updated: October 9, 2011, 10:38 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For two weeks, the New York Jets talked up rookie center Colin Baxter, praising him for stepping into Nick Mangold's shoes. Well, Mangold (out two weeks with a high-ankle sprain) was back in the lineup, starting Sunday against the Patriots in the Jets' 30-12 loss.

Baxter? He's inactive -- a surprising move.

The Jets planned to use guard Matt Slauson at center if Mangold re-injures his ankle. They also activated rookie guard Caleb Schlauderaff for the first ...

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