Mangold '50-50' for Jets minicamp

Updated: June 11, 2010, 1:07 AM ET
By Jane McManus |

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis has returned, but Nick Mangold is still unsure how he will manifest his unhappiness over his own contract. The Jets' Pro Bowl center is considering staying home during the team's mandatory minicamp, which starts Monday.

"We'll put it at 50-50. You never know," Mangold said. "Got to get through the weekend and make out decision on Sunday."

His negotiations are no where near as far along as the ones that Revis, team's Pro Bowl cornerback, is currently embroiled in. Mangold described it as "dead air" and wants to have a little more to go on from the Jets before attending the minicamp.

Mangold and Revis are two of four players, tabbed the Core Four, that the Jets are negotiating with this offseason. Linebacker David Harris and offensive lineman D'Brickashaw Ferguson are the other two. All were drafted by the Jets.

Mangold if set to make $3.3 million this season, the last in a five-year rookie deal.

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Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.