Though Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis still hasn’t made a decision as to whether he’ll show up for the start of training camp, center Nick Mangold has removed a story line from the introductory Hard Knocks narrative by NFL Network that Mangold won’t boycott preseason practice sessions.
“There’s no reason not to be there,” Mangold said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “It doesn’t seem that it would do
me any good to [hold out], so I’ll be there with bells on.”
Holding out would rings the bells on Mangold’s personal cash register to the tune of $16,000 or so per day, the price of staying away from training camp while otherwise under contract. And if he were to stay out past August 10, he’d lose a year of credit toward unrestricted free agency.
Thus, Mangold’s decision to show up doesn’t mean he’s happy with his contract. “It’s disappointing right now where we’re at, but it’s one of those
things you go through,” Mangold said. “I’m a professional, I’ve done
everything the right way, and I’m going to continue to do that, be there
for my teammates and coaches. We’ll see how it all plays out.”
Mangold is one of three remaining young players who believe they were promised new contracts, but who have yet to get them.