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Alex Mack | Center | #55

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 311
College: California
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (21) / CLE
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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

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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

Browns C Alex Mack can void his contract after this season.

Mack is fully expected to do so, hitting the market as arguably the NFL's premier center at age 30. Mack's ability to get free from his deal further helps explain the Browns' first-round selection of G/T/C Cameron Erving.
Fri, May 1, 2015 02:37:00 PM

Browns LT Joe Thomas said he wouldn't be surprised if C Alex Mack opts out of his contract following this season.

Mack put an opt-out clause in his $42 million contract because he didn't want to be locked into the Browns' annual dysfunction. Things certainly haven't gotten better since he signed the contract a year ago. The Browns have blown two first-round picks, the GM has been suspended for illegal texting and the offensive coordinator has fled. Mack, the NFL's best center, could very well choose to leave it all behind and sign with a real franchise next March.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Browns C Alex Mack (broken fibula) will participate in the team's offseason program.

Mack is five months removed from leg surgery. He's expected to be limited during spring workouts. One of the best centers in the league, Cleveland averaged just 91 rush yards per game after Mack went down. Mack is signed through 2018, but can void his final three years after this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 08:38:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland considers C Alex Mack a candidate for a contract extension.

Mack is signed through 2018, but can void the final three years of his deal after this season. He's expected to be ready for OTAs after missing most of 2014 with a broken fibula. Coming off a major injury, the Browns could extend Mack when his value is at its lowest.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Alex Mack (broken fibula) is on schedule with his recovery.

Mack is four months removed from leg surgery and should be ready for spring workouts. The Browns plan to move him along slowly, but his status for training camp isn't in doubt. Mack played in five games prior to going down last year, grading out as PFF's 10th-rated center.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 04:15:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:44:00 AM

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.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 01:16:00 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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 01:22:00 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.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:50:00 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.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 04:00:00 PM

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TE1Gary Barnidge
2Jim Dray
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LT1Joe Thomas
2Darrian Miller
3Erle Ladson
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Kaleb Johnson
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RG1John Greco
2Cameron Erving
3Conor Boffeli
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Michael Bowie
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