Report: Jets, Mangold closing in on deal

Another member of the Jets’ “Core Four” is about to cash in on a multi-year contract extension.  But it isn’t Darrelle Revis.

Pro Football Talk is reporting Sunday night that the New York Jets are close to reaching an agreement on a contract extension with veteran center Nick Mangold.

Jets center Nick Mangold is set to cash in on a long awaited contract extension. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

The 26-year-old Mangold, a two-time Pro Bowler and 2009 All-Pro selection, is expected to receive a contract of equal or greater value to that of St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown.  Brown agreed to a five-year, $37.5 million deal in February of 2009.

Multiple outlets are reporting that Mangold’s deal is set to be finalized within the next two days.  After publicly expressing his displeasure with his current contract situation throughout the offseason, Mangold decided against holding out and planned to play out the last year of his rookie contract.  The fifth-year center was set to earn a base salary of $3.3 million in 2010.

Whether this will directly impact the contract negotiations of cornerback Darrelle Revis remains to be seen at this point.  The news of an extension for Mangold broke following a Twitter report by Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News that the Jets and Revis are set to announce a new deal on Wednesday.

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