The New York Giants have expressed interest in former Jets center Nick Mangold, Pat Leonard of The New York Daily News reports.
Mangold, a seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team all-pro, spent the first 11 years of his career with the Jets. There’s no word yet on if the Giants have scheduled a visit with the 33-year-old.
It’s unknown it the Giants would have Mangold move to guard, as they are set at the center position with Weston Richburg.
A second-round pick in 2014, Richburg finished 2016 with a PFF grade of 82.2. He had a grade of 87.2 the year before. Richburg did play guard as a rookie, but it seems unlikely he’d change his position for Mangold.
Mangold, who was limited to just eight games last season due to an ankle injury, is still, when healthy, among the best centers in the NFL.
Mangold had been the Jets’ center since they drafted him in Round 1 in 2006, starting 164 of 176 possible regular season games during his time with Gang Green.