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Nick Mangold “still trying to see” what 2017 options are

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Center Nick Mangold visited with the Ravens before the draft and it sounded like there was a chance he was going to land in Baltimore when General Manager Ozzie Newsome said there was a good chance the Ravens would sign a veteran free agent before rookies started coming off the board.

Mangold didn’t get signed, however, and the longtime Jets starter remains without a team for the 2017 season. Mangold, who ended last season on injured reserve with an ankle injury, said Monday that he’s working on getting healthy while waiting for something that would end his unemployment to materialize.

“I’m just rehabbing, trying to get right, trying to get ready,” Mangold said. “We’re still trying to see what the options are.”

The Saints are going to be without starting center Max Unger for a while after he had foot surgery, which could lead them to take a look at Mangold if they aren’t convinced moving Senio Kelemete from guard is the best solution for the team.

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21 Responses to “Nick Mangold “still trying to see” what 2017 options are”
  1. lildeucedeuce says: May 8, 2017 3:43 PM

    A truly spectacular beard. Go Bucks.

  2. sb44champs says: May 8, 2017 3:45 PM

    All options should be on the table

  3. humbleminded85 says: May 8, 2017 3:52 PM

    A cardboard cutout of Mangold is an upgrade over Zuttah alone. If that ankle checks out it Ozzie will try to make this happen. Matt Birk 2.0 hopefully.

  4. zibet says: May 8, 2017 4:05 PM

    Agree don’t know what happned with Zuttah last year, but I’ve never seen a center get that many penalties on running plays. He also got blown up off the whistle on 20% of the passing plays

  5. blah773 says: May 8, 2017 4:08 PM

    his name is man-gold. and he’s a center. awesome.

  6. dartmouthstevens says: May 8, 2017 4:23 PM

    Hmm… Saints need a center. Out of work former pro bowl center available. Seems like a match

  7. dudermcrbohan says: May 8, 2017 4:40 PM

    when you only have one option, you don’t have any options at all really. Retire. Too bad he had to waste his career playing for the jets.

  8. arzcardinals says: May 8, 2017 4:45 PM

    AZ on line 1

  9. saints737 says: May 8, 2017 4:51 PM


  10. mikeytoth says: May 8, 2017 5:01 PM

    Nobody wants him because he didn’t learn any fundamentals while playing for the jets. You don’t learn by playing for the jets. You sink into a pit of despair and ponder what playing for the patriots would be like.

  11. eljefedelmundo says: May 8, 2017 5:04 PM

    Feard the beard!

  12. theinconvienenttruth says: May 8, 2017 5:11 PM

    Teams are waiting to sign FAs till May 12th…when they don’t count against the compensatory formula. You’ll start seeing the dominos fall then.

  13. bobthebillsfan says: May 8, 2017 5:55 PM

    Always respected this guy, a real work horse.

  14. pftcancer says: May 8, 2017 6:40 PM

    Baltimore is going to sign him. They’re just waiting so that they don’t mess up their comp picks.

  15. Lisa_the_Greek says: May 8, 2017 7:03 PM

    Strange he doesn’t seem to be getting any interest out of the Rams or Seahawks. They could use a vet like him on their struggling o-lines.

  16. stillabengalsfan says: May 8, 2017 7:33 PM

    Come beat out Bodine in Cincy!

  17. stexan says: May 8, 2017 7:33 PM

    Based on the beard alone he should be a Steeler D lineman.

  18. streetyson says: May 8, 2017 8:47 PM

    Whilst he’s still trying to rehab that ankle (and knee) he doesn’t really have ANY options (other than retire) as no team will want to take the risk lest they end up with the same situation the Jets had with him through much of 2016. Shaving that beard might take a little weight of the troubled joints though.

  19. alonestartexan says: May 8, 2017 10:33 PM


  20. canedaddy says: May 9, 2017 12:18 AM

    He’ll be a Raven, and go out with a ring, just like the great Matt Birk.

  21. brwmstr says: May 9, 2017 7:58 AM

    Welcome to the Patriots Nick!! Bask in the glow of winning and learn from the greatest coach eva on your way to your first Super Bowl

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