But apparently, when the news was delivered to the seven-time Pro Bowler, he was enjoying himself at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The photo he tweeted on Thursday sums up his reaction:
Mangold, 33, missed some time last season because of an ankle injury, but he has started in every game he's appeared in (164 total). The two-time All-Pro selection has missed just 12 games during his time in the NFL.
After spending his entire 11-year career with the Jets, he will test the free-agent market. He has yet to express a desire to retire.
-- Josiah Turner