Nick Mangold, Jets parting ways, he tweets
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Feb 26, 2017,
Feb 26, 2017, 0:57
"My family and I will always be grateful to [Jets owner Woody] Johnson and the entire organization for making me a Jet".
In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Mangold said the Jets had chose to cut him after 11 seasons, seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro nods.
Mangold, 33, was entering the final year of his contract, and was set to account for a $9.1 million cap hit against the Jets had he remained on the team's roster in 2017.
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.
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The former Pro Bowler took to Twitter on Saturday to thank the organization for 11 years with the team. "It means a lot to see all the No. 74 jerseys in the crowd every Sunday. Thank you for a fantastic 11 years!" He finishes his time with the Jets as a two-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team all-Pro team member. The Jets are able to clear the full amount with Saturday's move.
The seven-time Pro Bowler was placed on injured reserve on December 8 after he no longer could play through a foot and ankle injury.
This past season, an ankle injury suffered early in the Game 7 win over the Ravens sidelined Mangold for the next four games.
Based on his Twitter statement, it doesn't look like Mangold will be retiring, which means he could be in for a big pay day when free agency begins on March 9.