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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 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. Mar 9 - 1:34 PM

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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.
Mar 9 - 12:41 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.
Mar 9 - 9:19 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.
Mar 8 - 10:41 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.
Mar 7 - 2:34 PM

Coach Hue Jackson said he wants the Browns to re-sign free agent C Alex Mack.

Mack opted out of his contract, but a Cleveland return remains possible. "You can put it up there with the quarterback when you have a guy like that," Jackson said. "We understand the situation that he's in. I'd love to have Alex back."
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

According to Alex Mack's agent, Tim Younger, "returning to the Browns certainly remains on the table."

"We view Alex's decision to void as procedural," said Younger. That gives the Browns at least a fighting chance to re-sign Mack. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer suspects it will take a four- or five-year deal worth $10 million annually to keep Mack in Cleveland. With nearly $50 million in available cap room, the Browns have more than enough to pull it off.
Mar 2 - 2:37 PM

Browns C Alex Mack exercised his opt-out clause, voiding the final three years of his contract, and is now a free agent.

As expected. Mack waited until the franchise-tag deadline passed and is now back on the market after signing a five-year, $42 million offer sheet with the Jaguars in April 2014 only to see the Browns match it. Look for the Jaguars to be back in on Mack, who's still just 30 years old. Returning to the Browns isn't out of the picture, but Mack is now one of the top free agents available.
Mar 2 - 12:47 PM

The Browns are working to restructure Alex Mack's contract ahead of the March 4 opt-out deadline.

The assumption has been that Mack would opt out, but he may have had a change of heart after sitting down with new head coach Hue Jackson. Browns director of football operations Sashi Brown is optimistic a deal will be reached before the March 4 deadline. As it stands now, Mack has three years and $24 million remaining on his contract.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 26 - 2:45 PM

Sources tell NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Browns C Alex Mack is expected to opt out of his contract, but that a new deal with the Browns is a "real possibility."

Mack's agent has clearly determined he'll be able to beat the three years and $24 million he has remaining on his current deal. Mack would arguably be the top interior lineman on the market. It will be interesting to see how the newly-analytics minded Browns approach a player who turned 30 last November.
Feb 22 - 2:49 PM

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Browns C Alex Mack hasn't decided if he'll opt out of his contract yet and will "weigh his options" sometime after the Super Bowl.

Though Mack was noncommittal when Cole spoke to him at Thursday's Pro Bowl practice, the general consensus around the league is that he'll opt out. Mack is set to earn $8 million a year over the next three seasons but will almost certainly find a more lucrative deal on the open market. It's quite possible this offseason will mark the end of Mack's seven-year stay in Cleveland.
Jan 29 - 2:56 PM

Browns C Alex Mack hinted the opportunity to win will play a "really important" role in his decision whether or not to opt out of his contract this offseason.

Winning being an important factor is obviously not a good sign for Cleveland. After the Browns made the poor decision to place the transition tag on Mack instead of the franchise tag after the 2013 season, Mack negotiated a player-friendly offer sheet with the Jaguars which included a no-trade clause and a player option after two seasons. The Browns matched the contract to keep Mack that offseason, but they are all but certain to lose to the Pro Bowler this time around. Mack will be a hot commodity on the open market.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Browns C Alex Mack said he will not waive his no-trade clause if Cleveland attempts to deal him before Tuesday's trade deadline.

Mack and LT Joe Thomas have come up in trade talks recently, but both are extremely unlikely to be dealt. Mack isn't going anywhere this season. "I have a 'no trade' clause in my contract," Mack said. "It was included for a good reason: I'm not leaving my teammates, coaches and Browns fans while there is work this season to be finished." Mack, however, can opt out of his contract after the season, which most expect him to do for another bite at the apple at age 30.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:52:00 PM

Browns C Alex Mack declined to say if he'll void his contract after the season.

Mack is fully expected to exercise his opt-out clause, allowing him to hit the market for one last big deal in his age-30 season. The Browns prepared to move on from Mack by drafting G/C Cameron Erving with one of their first-round picks. Mack has been held out of team drills at OTAs while recovering from leg surgery, but remains on track for the start of training camp.
Wed, May 27, 2015 06:07:00 PM

The Browns are holding C Alex Mack (leg) out of team drills in OTAs.

Mack was expected to be a full participant in the Browns' offseason program, but coach Mike Pettine says they're exercising caution instead. Pettine said Mack is "ready to go," so there's every reason to believe he'll be out there for Day 1 of training camp.
Tue, May 26, 2015 02:39:00 PM

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