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Jets Will Release Nick Mangold

Per a report by Mike Florio, the Jets will release the veteran center.

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According to Mike Florio of PFT, the Jets will release Nick Mangold after 11 seasons.

Nick Mangold has confirmed the report on his own Twitter account by stating:

This one is a very hard one to take. It makes logical sense to release Nick, with a $9.1 million cap hit, and injuries and a dip in performance plaguing his 2016 season, as well as the fact that he'll be entering his age 33 season in 2017. However as an 11 year veteran of the team, it's never easy to see someone like this go.

The Jets drafted Mangold with the 29th selection in the 2006 NFL Draft and for many years he was considered one of the best center's in football, if not the best.

He is a 7x pro bowler. a two time All Pro and has started 164 games for the Jets. He anchored the number one ranked rushing attack in 2009 and has led the team throughout his 11 year career.

Known for always having a smile on his face, Nick will go down as a New York Jet great. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever and the Jets will concentrate on replacing Nick, whether that be internally with Wesley Johnson or by targeting someone like Pat Elflein in the draft.