The Cleveland Browns are reportedly expressing interest in Jacksonville Jaguars center Stefen Wisniewski amid Alex Mack leaving for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Cleveland Browns and three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack are parting ways after seven seasons as Mack plans on signing with the Atlanta Falcons after agreeing to a five-year deal worth a reported $9.5 million per season.
With a vacancy at the center position, the Browns are now reportedly turning their attention to Stefen Wisniewski of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal first reported the Browns’ interest in Wisniewski on Monday. Ulrich also added in his piece that after Wisniewski was draft five years ago by head coach Hue Jackson, then with the Oakland Raiders, Jackson said, “We got the player that we all wished was sitting there… It’s like Christmas for me.”
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One thing about the NFL is when new faces arrive in front offices, the old players leave and new players are brought in that appeal to the new regime. That’s exactly what we’re seeing here with the Cleveland Browns and it’s crystal clear that this organization wants to have players that want to play for the Browns.
Standing at 6-foot-3 and just over 300 pounds, Wisniewski, a former Penn State standout has started all 77 game he’s played in since his rookie season and also has experience playing left guard.
The Cleveland Browns should jump on Wisniewski while they can. He will be significantly cheaper than Mack and is also four years younger than the former Cleveland Brown.
Keep your eyes open for Wisniewski’s name being associated with the Cleveland Browns as he possibly was Jackson’s and the Browns No. 1 priority at the center position all along.
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