The New York Jets have released Nick Mangold.
The Jets are clearing their roster of older, more expensive players as they rebuild.
"For the past 11 years, Nick Mangold has been a cornerstone of our team both on and off the field," Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a statement. "As our Pro Bowl center, Nick consistently demonstrated superior skill and unmatched toughness. Equally important, off the field, Nick exhibited respect, sensitivity and compassion for the causes he supported.
"It has been a privilege to have known Nick these many years and, for all of us, I say Nick will always be a Jet."