Jets, Mangold finalize contract

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, Last Updated: 4:41 PM ET

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have signed All-Pro Nick Mangold to a new contract that will reportedly make him the highest paid centre in the league.

Details of the deal were not disclosed, but the New York Daily News reported earlier the deal is worth $55 million over seven years and includes $24 million in guaranteed money.

"I could not be more excited to have this done," Mangold said. "It kind of came out of the blue when things started, and now that it's done, it's very exciting ... It's a dream to be able to play in the NFL and be able to play at a high level."

Mangold was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and has started every game for New York since being taken with the 29th overall pick in the first round out of Ohio State in 2006.

Mangold's signing comes on the heels of a lucrative six-year extension the Jets handed tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson in July. Reports put that signing at $60 million with $34.8 million guaranteed.

It also comes as a stark contrast to that of Darrelle Revis' situation, as the All-Pro cornerback continues his holdout in hopes of getting a new contract.

Revis wants to be the NFL's highest-paid player at his position and is reportedly due to make just $1 million this year as part of the deal that he held out for as a rookie. Had he not held out and reported to training camp, a $20 million guarantee over the final two years would have kicked in.

The Daily News reported earlier this month that the Jets offered Revis a 10-year deal worth $120 million. That brought about an agreement on both sides that further contract negotiations would be kept confidential.


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