Jets release center Nick Mangold

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Nick Mangold, a fixture for the Jets since arriving in the first round of the 2006 draft, will be release in the near future, per multiple sources.

At this point, the only question is the timing of the move. It could happen as now as today, or it could happen later in the week.

The Jets appear to be willing to let Mangold announce the move before they do.

He has one year left on his contract at a salary of $6.075 million. The Jets will carry $3 million in dead money under his name for 2017.

The move, when it happens, will give Mangold a brief head start on the open market, which arrives on March 9.

UPDATE 2:44 p.m. ET: And Mangold has announced the move. Next, the Jets will.

UPDATE 4:32 p.m. ET: And the Jets have.

66 responses to “Jets release center Nick Mangold

  1. .
    If he plays 16 games the Jets owe him 6.075 million. If they cut him they carry a 3 million dollar dead money charge. It hardly seems worth it.
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  2. I understand why they had to do it. I think they save 9 million with no dead money . Still makes me sick to my stomach. He will be in the HOF for sure. An all time great player.

  3. This was necessary, but I will miss him. One of the best draft picks the Jets made and that’s telling considering he is a center. A class act and amazing player.

  4. helixir1 says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:21 PM
    Maybe Miami should pick him up?

    This is a good idea however the Dolphins are held hostage by the Pouncey contract, he’s a very good player however can only give you 5 to 8 games a year, constantly injured.

  5. Why not we already have all ex Jets and New Yorkers running the show, including our owner. If it wasn’t for us beating under .500 teams we wouldn’t of make the playoffs. The last time we made the playoffs was with ex Jet QB Chad Pennington.

  6. sugarbearhamilton says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:07 PM
    He’s going to love being a Patriot.
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    Andrews is younger, developing, and cost controlled. Mangold can go somewhere else.

  7. Go back home to southern Ohio and play for the Bengals. That’s one position that they need a major upgrade.

  8. He’ll be in Baltimore next season to replace Zuttah. He will be cut or traded for a 7th rounder for next season’s years NFL drad

  9. I hate to be negative but when the story explicitly states he had one year left on his contract at $6MM with $3MM in dead money does a Jets fan really need to justify the move by saying the team will save $9MM with no dead money.

  10. Of course the obnoxious Pats fans have him signing there and winning a ring already. News flash……No way Pats get a ring next year. No way.

  11. victorycruz says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:59 PM
    The Giants are a oline, TE, and possibly a LB away from a legitimate shot
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    Mangold is an excellent candidate to become yet another in a long line of Reese’s broken pieces..

  12. victorycruz says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:59 PM

    The Giants are a oline, TE, and possibly a LB away from a legitimate shot
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    It’s unbelievable. Giants fans still think Tom Coughlin had no impact at all on those SB teams.

  13. Don’t care about the Jets or know anything about Mangold but with transactions like this I always wonder how this will make the team BETTER? Do they have someone else in mind at less or equal pay for equal or better service? Just getting rid of a player because of what he earns doesn’t accomplish anything you create a hole in the team!

  14. Every other article that I’ve read states that there will be no dead money upon releasing Mangold, and the Jets will clear the full 9 million in cap space.

  15. Here’s the debate for New England: do you continue trying to develop a young center who struggles in pass protection, or do you take a one or two year flyer on a proven veteran like Nick Mangold?

    David Andrews was an UDRFA. He makes less than a million dollars a year. Cutting him would cost the team nothing.

  16. The Jets are free and clear on Mangold. They just owed him salary, w/o bonus and roster bonus. Releasing him washes all of it. No guaranteed money involved, which is where dead money comes from.

  17. As much as he would be a big upgrade for the Vikings, I would hate to see them overpay for a 33 year old center. For the right price on a two year deal he would be a good fit. Beyond that, Minnesota needs to go for a youth movement on the o-line.

  18. diehardfootballfan says:
    Feb 25, 2017 4:20 PM
    Of course the obnoxious Pats fans have him signing there and winning a ring already. News flash……No way Pats get a ring next year. No way.

    ————
    The Pats are already SB favorites for next season…..your team….not so much….

  19. diehardfootballfan says:
    Feb 25, 2017 4:20 PM
    Of course the obnoxious Pats fans have him signing there and winning a ring already. News flash……No way Pats get a ring next year. No way.

    —————-

    Unlike certain other teams (***Broncos), the Pats are not a house of cards – they are built to contend year after year. Will they win the Super Bowl this year? Maybe. Is there another team out there right now with a better chance? Nope.

  20. diehardfootballfan says:
    Feb 25, 2017 4:20 PM
    Of course the obnoxious Pats fans have him signing there and winning a ring already. News flash……No way Pats get a ring next year. No way.

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    I know a lot have already commented on this but, just exactly why is there “no way” that the Patriots get another ring next year?

    I’m all ears on whatever you might come up with as a reason seeing as they’re favorites to do so.

    Also, Nick Mangold was great. Kind of dirty, but that’s ok with me.

  21. “Congrats NM, now you have a chance to join a contender instead of a pretender.”

    Oh yeah. The top teams are just frothing at the mouth over the idea of signing a 33 year old center who missed a huge chunk of the previous season with with injuries.

  22. FYI- Sorry Jet fans but there WILL be 3MM in dead money off this deal. If Mangold is due $6MM cash this year, and 9 Million comes off the cap, then the OTHER $3MM has to be due to the amortization of his last signing bonus. THAT is the dead money cost.

    So while $9MM comes off the cap is the good news, the bad news is $3MM is added to their dead cap charges. If you don’t believe me, check with Jason at “over the cap”. He’s the smartest Jet fan I know. If your FO knew as much about the cap as he does, you wouldn’t end up in cap hell every few years.

    BTW- Mangold, if healthy, would be an upgrade over the very scrappy and dependable David Andrews. And the Pats have close to $65MM in cap room.

  23. diehardfootballfan says:
    Feb 25, 2017 4:20 PM

    News flash……No way Pats get a ring next year. No way.
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    Really? Who is going to win the SB next year? Or is your bold prediction that it will be one of the 31 other teams?

  24. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:28 PM
    helixir1 says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:21 PM
    Maybe Miami should pick him up?

    This is a good idea however the Dolphins are held hostage by the Pouncey contract, he’s a very good player however can only give you 5 to 8 games a year, constantly injured.

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    Seems odd that someone named “RandyinRoxbury” should know so much about what the Dolphins are looking like game to game….

    Hmmm….

  25. patfanken, according to overthecap his prorated bonus was $0 this year. His roster and workout bonuses were guaranteed only if he was on the roster. Therefore, $0 dead money.

  26. This is a good idea however the Dolphins are held hostage by the Pouncey contract, he’s a very good player however can only give you 5 to 8 games a year, constantly injured.

    Plus, he wore a “Free Hernandez” hat around after Hernandez killed 3 people, so you know his IQ is extremely low.

  27. Jets save 9 million. There was no prorated bonus money involved
    For 2017 6 mil salary. 2.4 roster bonus 500k workout bonus 100 k miscellaneous bonus =? 9 million off the cap with no dead money against the cap

  28. ikeclanton says:
    Feb 25, 2017 7:23 PM

    Seems odd that someone named “RandyinRoxbury” should know so much about what the Dolphins are looking like game to game….

    Hmmm….
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    shhh, no one is supposed to know it’s chippy

  29. ikeclanton says:
    Feb 25, 2017 7:23 PM
    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:28 PM
    helixir1 says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:21 PM
    Maybe Miami should pick him up?

    This is a good idea however the Dolphins are held hostage by the Pouncey contract, he’s a very good player however can only give you 5 to 8 games a year, constantly injured.

    ———

    Seems odd that someone named “RandyinRoxbury” should know so much about what the Dolphins are looking like game to game….

    Hmmm….

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    Randy is yet another Chippy sock puppet

  30. He’d be a perfect fit for NE. Despite what Tom thinks and says the Pats have to play for NOW. Mangold would be a good anchor for a not too dependable O line. His playing days might be coming to an end but one good year from him might be the difference to TB bringing one more Lombardi to Boston.

  31. Mangold would look great pass blocking for Jameis Winston! The Bucs have tons of cap space, and are a young team on the rise! A savvy vet like Mangold who still has a couple of good seasons in him could make good money, pay no state taxes, and have a shot at a championship before retirement! Win-win!

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