Nick Mangold Injury: Updates on Jets Center's Ankle and Recovery

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Center Nick Mangold #74 of the New York Jets stretches before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after the team announced it placed him on injured reserve Thursday due to an ankle injury.

Continue for updates.


Mangold Out for Season

Thursday, Dec. 8

Brian Costello of the New York Post reported the Jets signed safety Doug Middleton from the practice squad to take Mangold's place on the roster.


Injury Could Spell End of Mangold's Tenure in New York

The veteran center left Monday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts after reinjuring his ankle, which has bothered him for more than a month. He missed the Jets' previous four games while recovering from an injury suffered in an Oct. 23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Mangold had grown "frustrated" with the slow healing of his ankle and sought a second opinion on his status, leading to Thursday's announcement:

Mangold has not played in a full season since 2013, though his eight-game sojourn in 2016 is by far the fewest appearances of his career. He had played at least 14 games in each of his first 10 NFL seasons.

The team is likely considering a roster overhaul and may have to rethink Mangold's long-term future. He holds a base salary of $6.1 million and a roster bonus of $2.4 million next season but lacks any dead money tied to his name. The Jets can move on and save a little more than $9 million from their 2017 cap, per Spotrac.

A short extension with a 2017 restructuring is also possible, but it's unlikely Mangold will be playing at that number after an injury-riddled season.

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