By Glenn Naughton
While there has been very little chatter in regards to the future of former New York Jets center Nick Mangold, who was cut loose by the team in recent weeks, at least one report has surfaced, suggesting Mangold could be heading a couple of hours south on I-95 for his next NFL gig.
A report from ESPN claims Mangold recently visited with the Ravens just days after Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters that the team was still looking to make some moves in free agency.
According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the move would be a good fit for both sides:
It would make sense for the Ravens to sign Mangold, the best center available in free agency. John Sullivan, who was considered the second-best center available, signed with the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday.
Baltimore traded away three-year starting center Jeremy Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, and most of the centers in this draft are developmental ones. The Ravens’ in-house options — John Urschel and Ryan Jensen — are considered fall-back ones.
No matter where Mangold lands in 2017, it’s fair to say some Jets fans will be keeping half an eye on the long-time Jet and future Hall of Famer.