Jets Release Center Nick Mangold, Their Longest-Tenured Player


Nick Mangold in 2013. He was released on Saturday by the Jets, who will save about $9.1 million against the salary cap this season.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets on Saturday released Nick Mangold, the longest-tenured member of the team.

An 11-year pro and a leader in the locker room, Mangold, 33, has said he does not plan to retire. Mangold, a first-round draft pick by the Jets in 2006, is a two-time All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowl player. He posted a farewell message on Twitter.

Releasing Mangold saves New York about $9.1 million against the salary cap.

The team’s owner, Woody Johnson, lauded Mangold…

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