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Former Jets Player Nick Mangold Retiring After 11 Years In NFL

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold has retired after an 11-year career in which he established himself as one of the NFL's best at his position.

The 34-year-old Mangold announced Tuesday morning on Twitter he will sign a one-day contract with the Jets to retire as a member of the team. Mangold didn't play last season after he was released by New York in February 2017.

The Jets will hold a news conference April 24 at their facility to honor the seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Nick Mangold of the New York Jets looks on from the sidelines against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mangold was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2006 and immediately became a starter for New York.

Known for his consistency, sense of humor and blond, bushy Viking-like beard, Mangold was one of the most popular Jets players among teammates and fans.

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