Jets center Nick Mangold has sore neck, X-rays negative

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets center Nick Mangold has a sore neck, but avoided a potentially serious injury when X-rays and other test results came back negative.

Mangold left the Jets’ 30-23 loss at New England on Sunday late in the fourth quarter when his head was knocked into on a play. He stayed face-down on the field for a few moments before eventually sitting up as trainers and doctors checked on him, and walked off the field on his own at Gillette Stadium.

Coach Todd Bowles says Monday the team will see how Mangold feels as the week goes along to determine his availability for Sunday’s game at Oakland. Second-year offensive lineman Dakota Dozier replaced him for three snaps against the Patriots.

Bowles says safety Calvin Pryor has a sprained ankle.