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Coffee with the Jets: Nick Mangold finally breaks silence on release

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Sep 15, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 15, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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Enjoy your hot cup of coffee with the latest news and updates on the New York Jets. Center Nick Mangold broke his silence about being released by Gang Green.

Coffee and reading are a great way to get your day going right. Especially when it’s about the New York Jets, a team that can only get better heading into a rebuilding year. Here are the latest news and updates from the top sources on the internet.

Nick Mangold says he’s ‘definitely shocked’ Jets let him go by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

“I was definitely shocked,” Mangold said Monday on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York radio. “I knew something had to be done. You’re entering the last year of a contract that was backloaded as much as mine was, I knew something would have to be done.

Deshaun Watson’s great combine could affect Jets’ draft strategy by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

Now I think they have to take a hard look at it, considering Watson’s performance. He lit up the combine — on and off the field. You knew he’d ace his interviews with teams, but the part that jumped out was his performance in the passing drills.

Jets Permitted to Start Negotiating on Tuesday by Eric Allen (New York Jets)

“There are a lot of players that we have targeted going into free agency that are good players, but also — we feel from an  intangible standpoint — are good people,” said general manager Mike Maccagnan last week at the NFL Scouting Combine. “Those are the guys we are going to be aggressive to go after, but we have to be careful not to overspend or overshoot the market in terms of what the compensation is. We’re not going to necessarily mortgage the future for now.”

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Jets wide receiver Jalin Marshall facing four-game suspension for violating NFL’s drug policy: sources by Manish Mehta (New York Daily News)

Marshall, an undrafted rookie from Ohio State, began his first season as the team’s No. 4 receiver and top returner after an impressive training camp. He finished with 14 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games.

The Jets are keeping a close eye on the Tyrod Taylor situation with the Bills by Manish Mehta (New York Daily News)

So, Taylor makes sense on myriad levels. The Bills reportedly haven’t decided whether they’ll pick up his option that would guarantee him $30.75 million in 2017 and 2018. The Bills will have to decide whether to pick up a $15.5 million bonus by March 11.

What an ideal Jets rebuild would look like in free agency by Brian Costello (New York Post)

“Some of the moves we made hopefully will free up resources and salary-cap space and money to go add pieces and parts to make us a better team,” Maccagnan said last week. “We’re not doing this to try to make ourselves a worse team.”

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