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Alex Mack | Center

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 311
College: California
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Browns placed C Alex Mack on injured reserve with a broken fibula, ending his season.
There had been some hope that Mack could return in 8-10 weeks. That's won't be the case. John Greco will handle center duties with veteran Paul McQuistan taking over at right guard. Mack should be ready for OTAs next spring. Oct 17 - 10:44 AM

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Browns C Alex Mack (leg) will undergo surgery Thursday.

Mack should be fully healthy in time for next year's training camp. John Greco will replace him at center, with Paul McQuistan taking over at right guard.
Oct 15 - 1:16 PM

Browns C Alex Mack has been diagnosed with a broken fibula and ankle, and is done for the season.

That was the fear on Sunday. Mack is a top-five center, one who signed a five-year, $42 million deal in April, so it's a massive blow for the surprising 3-2 Browns. It's of particular concern for the Browns' running game. Only the Cowboys and Seahawks are averaging more yards per game on the ground. RG John Greco slid over to center in Mack's absence on Sunday, but it's unclear what the Browns' fix will be going forward. Mack should be 100 percent in advance of next summer's training camp.
Oct 13 - 1:22 PM

A source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Browns C Alex Mack suffered a fracture in his lower leg/ankle during Sunday's Week 6 win over the Steelers.

The fear is that Mack is out for the season. It would be a huge blow to an offensive line that has been among the best in the league so far this season. Mack, a first-round pick back in 2009, was PFF's No. 4 center last year and was No. 4 this year as well.
Oct 12 - 5:50 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns fear C Alex Mack's lower-leg injury is "significant."

Per Rapsheet, Mack is expected to miss "extended time" after previously having never missed a snap in his NFL career. Mack is one of the league's very best centers, so it's a huge blow for the Browns' run-heavy offense.
Oct 12 - 4:00 PM

Browns C Alex Mack was carted off the field with a left-ankle injury in Cleveland's Week 6 game against the Steelers.

It had the looks of a severe injury. Mack was nearly in tears as his teammates came to encourage him before he headed to the locker room. Mack had previously never missed a snap since being the No. 21 overall pick of the 2009 draft. It's a huge loss for a Browns team that funnels its offense through the running game.
Oct 12 - 2:11 PM

Alex Mack told the Cleveland Plain Dealer "there's no bad blood" between him and the Browns for failing to get a deal done last season.

Mack denies reports he wanted out of Cleveland and says he was strictly looking to maximize his free-agent value. The Browns matched Mack's five-year, $42 million offer sheet from Jacksonville, keeping him under contract for at least the next two seasons. Mack is the highest paid center in the league with an average annual salary of $8.4 million. He can opt out of his deal after the 2015 season.
Apr 12 - 6:36 PM

Browns matched C Alex Mack's five-year, $42 million offer sheet from the Jaguars, keeping Mack in Cleveland.

They needed all of 2 1/2 hours to match Jacksonville's offer. A top-ten center in each of the past three seasons per Pro Football Focus, 28-year-old Mack finished No. 4 in PFF's 2013 ratings, behind only Jason Kelce, Dominic Raiola, and John Sullivan. It's good news for Ben Tate, as Mack is a particularly effective run blocker. The Jags will go back to the drawing board on the interior line, where they need new starters at both center and right guard. Cleveland's offensive line as it stands reads LT Joe Thomas, LG Jason Pinkston, C Mack, RG John Greco, and RT Mitchell Schwartz. It's a very strong core, and GM Ray Farmer has ten picks in May's draft, including five selections in the top 85.
Apr 11 - 4:01 PM

Jaguars signed transition-tagged C Alex Mack to a five-year, $42 million offer sheet.

As expected. The Browns now have five days to match the offer. It includes $26 million guaranteed, an opt-out clause after 2015, and a no-trade provision. The deal will pay Mack $10 million in 2014 and $8 million in each of the four seasons after. The $8.4 million annual average makes Mack the league's highest-paid center, just ahead of Ryan Kalil. The $26 million guaranteed is $7 million more than Kalil got from Carolina. Odds are the Browns will match and retain Mack.
Apr 11 - 12:37 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are "really thinking over" matching Jacksonville's five-year, $42 million offer for transition-tagged C Alex Mack, and that the Jags "made it tough."

You cannot stop the Alex Mack news-cycle, you can only hope to contain it. It's been the belief all week that the Browns would match any offer, but we suppose they could be having second thoughts. Mack is guaranteed $18 million over the next two seasons, and can opt out after 2015. It would still be very surprising if the Browns let Mack walk.
Apr 10 - 8:19 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports transition-tagged C Alex Mack's five-year offer sheet with the Jaguars is worth $42 million, and includes a player opt-out clause after 2015.

The deal includes $18 million guaranteed over the first two seasons. The $8.4 million average annual value will make Mack the highest-paid center in the league. Mack can void the deal after 2015, and cannot be franchise tagged if he does so. However, if Mack chooses not to opt out, he'll be guaranteed $8 million for 2016. It's a creative clause, but hardly a roadblock to the Browns matching. Mack is expected to officially sign on Friday, while Cleveland is expected to match.
Apr 10 - 4:46 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports transition-tagged C Alex Mack will officially sign his five-year offer sheet with the Jaguars on Friday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Mack would sign the agreement "by Friday." The offer is expected to be creatively structured, but the Browns are fully expected to match. They have the Jags beat on cap space, pure and simple. Cleveland will have five days to match once Mack signs.
Apr 10 - 3:38 PM

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Browns figure to match Jacksonville's five-year offer sheet to transition-tagged C Alex Mack "in no time at all."

The offer is designed to make it as difficult as possible for the Browns to match and Mack prefers to flee to the Jaguars. But Cleveland has the most cap space in the entire league and is going to use it to retain one of the game's most consistently excellent centers. They'll worry about extensions for Joe Haden, Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron down the line. Mack is going to cost the Browns at least $18 million fully guaranteed over the next two seasons, making him the game's highest-paid center.
Apr 10 - 7:58 AM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Alex Mack's five-year offer sheet with the Jaguars will make him the NFL's highest paid center.

Mack is going to be the highest paid center in football regardless of whether he's playing in Jacksonville or Cleveland. Specific terms still aren't in, but Carolina's Ryan Kalil is currently the NFL's richest pivot. In August of 2011, the Panthers gave Kalil a six-year, $49 million contract. That deal contained $28 million guaranteed, including an $18 million signing bonus.
Apr 9 - 9:26 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Browns transition-tagged C Alex Mack has already agreed to terms with the Jaguars on an offer sheet.

The actual offer sheet has not been "drawn up," but "will be shortly and then submitted," per La Canfora. It's expected to be for five years. We're hoping the full terms will be made public by Friday. The Browns will have the opportunity to match the offer sheet once it's finalized with the league. The Jaguars have been very fiscally careful under GM Dave Caldwell, but would likely have to blow Mack away to prevent Cleveland from matching the contract offer.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 9 - 8:39 PM

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