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Nick Mangold was “shocked” by release

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The Jets decided last month to move on from center Nick Mangold. While many outside the team expected it, Mangold apparently didn’t.

Mangold told ESPN New York’s Michael Kay Show on Monday that the 2006 first-round pick was “definitely shocked” by the decision to release him, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. Mangold added that he expected the Jets to try to renegotiate his contract to cut down a $9.1 million cap number. They didn’t.

“[T]o not even get the chance to do that was difficult,” Mangold said. “It doesn’t make sense to me. . . . I’m not happy about it, but at this point, you can’t really change much.”

A change of position eventually may be coming for Mangold, based on the report that he has been asked about moving to guard. Guard or center, Mangold likely will continue for at least the next few years to be an effective offensive lineman. It still remains to be seen where that will happen.

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27 Responses to “Nick Mangold was “shocked” by release”
  1. pastabelly says: Mar 6, 2017 8:07 PM

    The offensive line is one area worth investing in, especially when you have young quarterbacks.

  2. lewsblues says: Mar 6, 2017 8:12 PM

    Miami wants him as a guard/back-up center ….

  3. tiller21 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:12 PM

    Enjoy seeing NFL players support NYPD and all other police officers. Blue lives matter. Cool picture.

  4. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Mar 6, 2017 8:14 PM

    BB has 62 million in cap soacd. This guy can protect Brady for 2-3 years. And he will have a huge chip on his shoulder, especially when he plays a division rival twice a year.

  5. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 6, 2017 8:20 PM

    Nick was really good for awhile.
    But, he’ll mostly be known as that guy with the burly sister…..
    She was attached to his name….

  6. noose18 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:21 PM

    Play right guard, play for cheap, come to Detroit.

  7. fwippel says: Mar 6, 2017 8:21 PM

    Sign him Vikings. You need the help.

  8. tylawspick6 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:22 PM

    these players are so delusion

    they are overpaid and their team is in cap hell
    and they are caught by surprise?

    why?

    are their agents also dumb?

    hint: if you are overpaid past 30 and on a crap team,
    you are very obviously about to be cut

  9. grruffgrruff says: Mar 6, 2017 8:26 PM

    can’t wait for @blitz to chime in:
    “as a close friend of the organization”
    blah, blah, blah…

  10. Susan Imbriale says: Mar 6, 2017 8:31 PM

    Has Green Bay written all over this

  11. BayAreaBrownsBacker says: Mar 6, 2017 8:40 PM

    Sashi Brown on line one.

  12. MTArider says: Mar 6, 2017 8:41 PM

    If he’ll shift to RG he can say in NY and play for the Giants.

  13. jerseystrong3232 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:47 PM

    He’s not as great as he used to be, but is still a very good center. He will make his next team very happy

  14. projectshadow316 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:50 PM

    If Belichick calls, come to New England.

    I’m sure you’d love to have a chance to consistently win for a change.

  15. mayfieldroadboy says: Mar 6, 2017 9:16 PM

    Center or right guard, Cleveland should sign him. Browns need O-line help and Mangold can help at either position. Browns need a tough center.

  16. somepeopleneedtogetalife says: Mar 6, 2017 9:23 PM

    The Jets are in full tank mode. It’s not about this draft, its about next year where Sam Darnold is the prize

    Expect the Jets to lose as many games as possible to secure that #1 pick in 2018. It worked for the Colts, to some degree.

  17. dalcowdude says: Mar 6, 2017 9:37 PM

    overated fat guy….just go home and be glad you didn’t have to sweep streets for a living, which is about where your IQ is at.

  18. mrkbuilders says: Mar 6, 2017 9:52 PM

    move to Guard and head to NE. You can double as the backup Center as well. Get a ring, Mang!

  19. truthbetold109 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:03 PM

    Susan Imbriale says:
    Mar 6, 2017 8:31 PM
    Has Green Bay written all over this
    __________________

    Do you watch football at all??

    GB has the best pair of centers in the league. Their back-up is better than most teams starter.

  20. bmacwillconn says: Mar 6, 2017 10:30 PM

    Go to NE Nick. Your smart, dedicated and are still a capable center. You won’t make a bundle playing there but that SB ring will be priceless. Best of luck! Really appreciate all you did for us.

  21. ggreen657 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:39 PM

    BB has 62 million in cap soacd. This guy can protect Brady for 2-3 years. And he will have a huge chip on his shoulder, especially when he plays a division rival twice a year.

    Yeah, let’s replace our great young guards and center.

  22. hillarystandswhenshepees says: Mar 6, 2017 11:04 PM

    Lord knows my Eagles could use him.

  23. FrankRizzo says: Mar 6, 2017 11:23 PM

    Denver needs him as a QB

  24. i10east says: Mar 7, 2017 6:53 AM

    Shocked, perplexed, and flabbergasted.

  25. toybkshr says: Mar 7, 2017 7:15 AM

    He shudda been shocked, one of the true class acts on a pretty much classless team.

  26. brwmstr says: Mar 7, 2017 7:40 AM

    Welcome to New England Nick

  27. triptomlin says: Mar 7, 2017 7:53 AM

    The droolingfool is a clown.

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