With Alex Mack back from his trip to Brazil, Cleveland Browns brass reportedly met with as the two sides attempt to come to an agreement on a deal that will lock the Pro Bowl center up for the foreseeable future.
How serious are #Browns in keeping C Alex Mack and mending fences from old regime? Team brass met with the player this weekend, I’m told
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2014
Mack reportedly remains the Browns’ No. 1 priority, which makes complete sense given that the center is one of the top-10 free agents available in the entire NFL. It wasn’t all that long ago where reports circulated stating that Mack wanted to essentially conduct his own interview, one where the team would have to sell him on the fact that they will not be a big of a mess going forward as they have been during his tenure with the team thus far.
Mack wants to be in Cleveland. Cleveland would love to move forward with No. 55 in tow. With Philadelphia inking Jason Kelce to a six-year, $37.5 million contract extension, the bar has already been set. The Browns have until next Tuesday to come to terms, losing some leverage with the closing of the franchise tag window on March 3. No word on whether or not Joe Banner will be standing outside of said window, in a trenchcoat, blasting “In Your Eyes” through his boombox.
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