According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Cleveland Browns’ center Alex Mack has yet to generate any real interest in free agency thus far. Florio has stated “A full week into free agency, Mack has had no visits and by all appearances has generated no interest. And for good reason. With the poison pill eliminated under the 2011 labor deal, there’s no way to craft a long-term deal that puts the Browns’ in a corner without putting the team that signs Mack to an offer sheet into that same corner”. This information comes a full week into free agency, and after Mack’s agent Marvin Demoff’s comment that he was confident he could put together a deal that the Browns’, who placed a transition tag on Mack, wouldn’t be able to match. It look as though early on in free agency that Demoff may have been backing up his word when NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that four-teams had been in contact with Mack at varying levels.
What’s going on with #Browns center Alex Mack? I’m told 4 teams have been in contact on varying levels. Waiting for the frenzy to die down
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2014
Florio further states ”Mack’s best play would be to sign the transition tender before the Browns’ realize that they’re offering to pay $10 million for one year to a center and rescind the offer”. This would be the ideal situation for Mack, and as a fan the last thing I want to see is for this to drag out to training camp. If Florio is right and no other offer is going to come from another team, this will make the Browns’ front office look vindicated after they were attacked for not applying the franchise tag.
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