Falcons Have “Extensive Interest” In C Alex Mack, Jaguars Backing Off


Jason Cole of B/R reports that Browns free agent C Alex Mack has generated “extensive interest” from the Falcons.

According to Cole, the Rams have also been linked to Mack. However, it’s unlikely they would be willing to pay him the kind of money he’s seeking.

In regards to the Jaguars, who many saw as the team to watch for Mack, Cole reports that Jacksonville is backing off of him due to his age and high cost.

Mack’s agent previously mentioned that a return to the Browns is still “on the table,” even though his client voided the final three years of his contract.

“We view Alex’s decision to void as procedural,” said Younger, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It was built into his contract to afford him maximum flexibility. For the first time in his career, he will be experiencing true free agency. Although we anticipate interest from multiple teams, he was very impressed with Hue Jackson and returning to the Browns certainly remains on the table.”

Mack is clearly one of the best interior offensive linemen in this year’s free agent class and should secure a massive contract when all is said and done.

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.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.


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