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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.

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66 Responses to “Jets release center Nick Mangold”
  1. 6ball says: Feb 25, 2017 2:51 PM

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    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. baldy55 says: Feb 25, 2017 2:55 PM

    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. mongo3401 says: Feb 25, 2017 2:56 PM

    Good player. He will be missed. Hope he lands someplace decent

  4. RandyinRoxbury says: Feb 25, 2017 3:01 PM

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

  5. jv2764 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:03 PM

    Hof? Not sure about that. Very good player but not Hof worthy IMO. It’s not the hall of very good

  6. tjacks7 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:03 PM

    It could happen as now as today?

  7. nic3roc0123 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:05 PM

    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.

  8. steelerfan63 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:05 PM

    Lets back off the HOF talk. He’s not even close.

  9. sugarbearhamilton says: Feb 25, 2017 3:07 PM

    He’s going to love being a Patriot.

  10. NFLexpert says: Feb 25, 2017 3:08 PM

    A team who needs a vet center for a year or two will snap him up in a blink…

  11. tremoluxman says: Feb 25, 2017 3:10 PM

    Vikings on line 2.

  12. wib22 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:11 PM

    Darrelle “the heist’ revis should be next.

  13. helixir1 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:21 PM

    Maybe Miami should pick him up?

  14. 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.

  15. getitrightflorio says: Feb 25, 2017 3:29 PM

    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.

  16. newjerseygiants says: Feb 25, 2017 3:30 PM

    He’s a great guy. I met him at a wedding several years back and really enjoyed talking with a well-known athlete who’s not an egotistical jerk. Best of luck to him.

  17. The previous play is under review. says: Feb 25, 2017 3:31 PM

    He should be very happy he is now out of that mess …

  18. dumbpollack says: Feb 25, 2017 3:37 PM

    Nice career. O freakin’ H

  19. pastabelly says: Feb 25, 2017 3:40 PM

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

  20. fumblenuts says: Feb 25, 2017 3:48 PM

    Welcome to the Seattle Seahawks Nick!

  21. absolutevisuals says: Feb 25, 2017 3:52 PM

    Vikings need him.

  22. romosmicrodongs says: Feb 25, 2017 3:56 PM

    Skins should pounce, center is a big problem

  23. deneb1973 says: Feb 25, 2017 3:56 PM

    One year contract with the Patriots – then free agency in 2018 – with a ring.

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

    The Giants are a oline, TE, and possibly a LB away from a legitimate shot

  25. codiablo says: Feb 25, 2017 4:03 PM

    Mangold, Minnesota has great fishing. & they win more than 4 games a year.

  26. stoneydog1000 says: Feb 25, 2017 4:04 PM

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

  27. jlv3gem says: Feb 25, 2017 4:05 PM

    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

  28. tigerlilac says: Feb 25, 2017 4:07 PM

    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.

  29. baldy55 says: Feb 25, 2017 4:18 PM

    7 time pro bowl player. 2 time all pro = HOF !

  30. 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.

  31. jag1959 says: Feb 25, 2017 4:27 PM

    victorycruz says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:59 PM
    The Giants are a oline, TE, and possibly a LB away from a legitimate shot
    __________________

    Mangold is an excellent candidate to become yet another in a long line of Reese’s broken pieces..

  32. mrzazz41387 says: Feb 25, 2017 4:34 PM

    $9M cap savings

  33. NFLexpert says: Feb 25, 2017 4:37 PM

    Browns or Bengals…

  34. tedmurph says: Feb 25, 2017 4:38 PM

    If anyone could land both NMangold and his sister, their OLine troubles would be solved instantly.

  35. carloswlassiter says: Feb 25, 2017 4:51 PM

    victorycruz says:
    Feb 25, 2017 3:59 PM

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

  36. scoreatwill says: Feb 25, 2017 5:04 PM

    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!

  37. margoadams says: Feb 25, 2017 5:18 PM

    NYJ = Doormat Don’t change Woody. Don’t change!

  38. mjmeyer86 says: Feb 25, 2017 5:25 PM

    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.

  39. luckyjim1980 says: Feb 25, 2017 5:37 PM

    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.

  40. tedmurph says: Feb 25, 2017 5:42 PM

    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.

  41. upnorthvikesfan says: Feb 25, 2017 6:01 PM

    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.

  42. nhpats says: Feb 25, 2017 6:29 PM

    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….

  43. pryrates2020 says: Feb 25, 2017 6:30 PM

    Vikingsvikingsvikings

  44. qbarrel says: Feb 25, 2017 6:36 PM

    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.

  45. mongo3401 says: Feb 25, 2017 6:40 PM

    Jets save 9 million

  46. ikeclanton says: Feb 25, 2017 6:48 PM

    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.

    ——–

    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.

  47. zeke2517 says: Feb 25, 2017 6:49 PM

    “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.

  48. patfanken says: Feb 25, 2017 6:52 PM

    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.

  49. jbdvks says: Feb 25, 2017 7:00 PM

    Welcome to Minnisota

  50. carloswlassiter says: Feb 25, 2017 7:03 PM

    Great player in his prime, probably has a few good years left, many teams will want to have him.

  51. swive says: Feb 25, 2017 7:07 PM

    Ah, jeez, can’t even spell the name of the state correctly? Sort of sums it all up, doesn’t it?

  52. carloswlassiter says: Feb 25, 2017 7:07 PM

    diehardfootballfan says:
    Feb 25, 2017 4:20 PM

    News flash……No way Pats get a ring next year. No way.
    ———————————————————–
    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?

  53. 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….

  54. tylawspick6 says: Feb 25, 2017 7:41 PM

    good player, but wildly overpaid

    the jets think they need to blaze trails in the cap
    era in the dumbest of ways

  55. upyoursnfu says: Feb 25, 2017 7:42 PM

    Maybe he can grab his Pom Poms and cheer on the NY Rangers

  56. mjmeyer86 says: Feb 25, 2017 7:45 PM

    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.

  57. stevejjones says: Feb 25, 2017 8:06 PM

    Can he throw the ball? Redskins will need a QB.

  58. tjacks7 says: Feb 25, 2017 8:09 PM

    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.

  59. mongo3401 says: Feb 25, 2017 8:14 PM

    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

  60. mongo3401 says: Feb 25, 2017 8:16 PM

    Patfanken
    Slow day in Southy?

  61. chippys lost binky says: Feb 25, 2017 8:33 PM

    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

  62. nhpats says: Feb 25, 2017 8:40 PM

    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….

    ———-
    Randy is yet another Chippy sock puppet

  63. stiffmcgriff says: Feb 25, 2017 9:15 PM

    Welcome to Tampa.

  64. npadln says: Feb 25, 2017 9:55 PM

    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.

  65. jeagan1999 says: Feb 26, 2017 9:59 AM

    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!

  66. straighcashhomey says: Feb 26, 2017 11:52 AM

    Jets are in cap hell

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