According to Garafolo, even with this move, a return to Cleveland for Mack is still a possibility.
Last we heard, the Browns were working on a restructured contract for Mack that included a pay raise.
All indications have been that Mack is likely to test the open market this year, as this was the intent when he signed the Jaguars’ offer sheet a few years ago.
Mack is now in line for another sizable contract left him with a good deal of leverage in contract talks with the Browns, as he will likely end up as one of the highest paid interior offensive linemen in the league.
In fact, some have suggested that Mack could receive as much as $10 million or more per year in his next contract with the Jaguars being a team to watch.
Mack, 30, was technically in the second year of his five-year, $42 million contract that included $26 million guaranteed. He would have made annual base salaries of $8 million over the remainder of the agreement and the deal includes a no-trade clause.
In 2015, Mack appeared in all 16 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 16 center out of 40 qualifying players.