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Nick Mangold announces official NFL retirement

Former Ohio State center Nick Mangold officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, after missing out on the entire 2017 season as an unsigned free agent.

After 11 seasons with the New York Jets, the team decided to release seven-time Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold ahead of last year’s free agency. He’s only missed significant playing time once in his career — seven games in 2016 — but due to his age and price tag, wasn’t able to sign with another team to play during in 2017.

Now, the former Buckeye is officially hanging up his cleats,.