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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Eric Mangini joins Rex Ryan's family 'feud'


BEREA, Ohio -- One day after New York Jets coach Rex Ryan joked about Eric Mangini's weight loss, Cleveland's coach fired back.

The Jets (6-2) will visit the Browns (3-5) on Sunday, and much of the pregame banter has included amusing exchanges between Rex Ryan and his twin brother, Rob, Cleveland's defensive coordinator. Rex Ryan said he placed a bounty on his brother, but he was afraid some of his players might bounce off Rob's belly.

He said he wanted to put a bounty on Mangini, "but he's small right now. It would be hard to hit that kind of target."

Mangini has dropped a lot of weight recently, and he complimented Rex Ryan for his new figure.

"I think everyone in New York is happy about that," Mangini said, "except maybe Macy's losing one of their floats."