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Alex Mack | Center | #51

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 311
College: California
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (21) / CLE
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Falcons coach Dan Quinn expects C Alex Mack (broken leg) to avoid surgery.
It was reported the day after the Super Bowl that Mack would likely go under the knife, but Quinn had a better update. Even though it's apparently a minor break, it's remarkable that Mack was able to play every snap against the Patriots. Mack proved to be worth every penny of his five-year, $45 million contract during his first season in Atlanta. Feb 7 - 2:03 PM

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Falcons C Alex Mack likely will require surgery to repair a chip fracture in his left fibula.

Mack was able to play every snap in the Super Bowl despite the injury, suggesting it is not a serious break. Mack could miss the early part of the offseason program, but he should be ready for training camp at the latest.
Source: ESPN
Feb 6 - 7:46 PM

Falcons C Alex Mack is active for Super Bowl 51 against the Patriots.

He will attempt to play through a chip fracture in his left fibula, an injury that could limit Mack's effectiveness and/or cost him snaps during the game. It's a big concern for Atlanta's rushing attack, particularly against New England's stout defensive front. The Falcons' Super Bowl inactives are WR Nick Williams, RB Terron Ward, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Dashon Goldson, LB Josh Keyes, OG Wes Schweitzer, and TE D.J. Tialavea.
Feb 5 - 4:37 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's "uncertain how well or long" Falcons C Alex Mack will play in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots.

Mack is reportedly dealing with a chip fracture in his left fibula but wasn't listed on Atlanta's final injury report. Under normal circumstances, this injury would sideline Mack for 6-8 weeks. It's anyone guess how Mack will hold up and concern is reportedly "running high among Atlanta officials." Mack will gut it out with the help of a pain-killing injection but if the injury ends up being too much for him, we could see Ben Garland fill in at center.
Feb 5 - 8:13 AM

Falcons C Alex Mack (fibula) wasn't listed on the final injury report for Super Bowl LI against the Patriots.

Coach Dan Quinn expressed concern about Mack's fibula injury earlier this week but he's prepared to gut it out for the biggest game of his career. Mack earned PFF's highest run-blocking grade out of 37 qualified centers during the regular season. Mack, Dwight Freeney (calf) and Julio Jones (toe) were all limited at practice this week but none of them were on the Falcons' final injury report.
Feb 3 - 3:14 PM

Speaking Thursday, Falcons coach Dan Quinn admitted "concern" over C Alex Mack's left fibula injury.

"The good thing is he’s feeling better than he did in the NFC Championship Game," Quinn said. "But yeah, I’m concerned. I’m not panicked, but I’m concerned." Mack was spotted at Thursday's practice coaching up backup Ben Garland. Mack seems likely to suit up for the biggest game of the year, but could be on a quick hook. He'd be a huge loss against the Patriots' stout run defense.
Feb 2 - 9:38 PM

Falcons C Alex Mack (ankle) was limited in Monday's practice.

Coach Dan Quinn said he expects his center to get in more work as the week progresses. The Falcons did not even list Mack on last week's injury report. There is no chance he sits out the biggest game of the season. He and Julio Jones (toe) will be ready to go.
Source: ESPN
Jan 31 - 12:27 PM

Alex Mack (ankle) was not listed on Friday's injury report.

Mack sat out the entire week of practice, but the Falcons not even listing him as questionable is a sure sign he will be ready by this time next week. Julio Jones (toe) was also left off the report after surprisingly getting in some limited work on Friday.
Jan 28 - 10:46 AM

Falcons C Alex Mack (ankle) said he will be ready for the Super Bowl.

Mack is reportedly dealing with a "swollen, painful sprained ankle" which will keep him out of practice this week, but it was always likely he would gut it out in the biggest game of the year. Still, his practice participation will be worth monitoring next week.
Jan 24 - 12:22 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Falcons C Alex Mack will not practice this week because of a "swollen, painful sprained ankle."

Mack suffered the injury in the NFC Championship Game, but he was able to finish out the win. He might have been in trouble if the Super Bowl was this weekend, but the extra time off should allow him to suit up for the biggest game of the year. That said, his status will need to be monitored closely next week.
Jan 24 - 10:14 AM

Falcons signed C Alex Mack, formerly of the Browns, to a five-year, $47.5 million contract.

MMQB's Peter King reports the deal is worth $9.5 million per year. Mack reportedly could have made more by staying in Cleveland, but the allure of Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan was a factor. Mack played for Shanahan in Cleveland and is a great fit in his blocking scheme. With Mack on board, the Falcons will turn their attention to the hole at right guard. They have been linked with J.R. Sweezy.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Profootballtalk.com reports free agent C Alex Mack is "very close" to signing with the Falcons.

Adam Schefter had a similar report. The deal is not done yet, but is clearly imminent. The Falcons opened free agency with Mack as their top target after getting brutally ineffective center play from someone named "Mike Person" last season. Mack, 30, has made the Pro Bowl in two of the last three years.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM

WSB Atlanta's Zach Klein reports free agent C Alex Mack is "giving serious consideration" to joining the Falcons.

Klein reports the deal has a "very strong potential" to get done. This is just one of many reports over the last three days linking Mack with the Falcons, and where there is this much smoke there is usually fire. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution speculates Atlanta may need to shell out $50 million on a four- or five-year deal to land Mack. Mack played for Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:19:00 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter speculates it could take $50 million on a four- or five-year deal to lure free agent C Alex Mack to the Falcons.

It would be risky to give the 30-year-old Mack a long-term deal, but it is likely what it will take to sign the best center on the market. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Falcons are "very much interested" in Mack after getting mediocre play from the center position last season. Mack played for Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Falcons are "very much interested" in free agent C Alex Mack.

Mack is free agency's top available center, and Mike Person struggled at the pivot for Atlanta last season. Mack, of course, played for Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland in 2014. Mack will likely be one of the first players off the board on Wednesday.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 02:34:00 PM

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RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Soma Vainuku
WR11Julio Jones
2Taylor Gabriel
3Devin Fuller
4Anthony Dable
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Nick Williams
4Andre Roberts
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Austin Hooper
2Levine Toilolo
3Josh Perkins
4D.J. Tialavea
5Brian Vogler
LT1Jake Matthews
2Carter Bykowski
LG1Andy Levitre
2Wes Schweitzer
C1Alex Mack
2Trevor Robinson
RG1Ben Garland
2Hugh Thornton
3Blake Muir
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Kevin Graf
K1Matt Bryant
2Mike Meyer