Dec 16, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) during a game against the Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Washington won 38-21. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Alex Mack to visit teams before signing tender


The Cleveland Browns slapped the transition tag on center Alex Mack but that hasn’t stopped him from looking at other teams during free agency to see where he could end up. While the tag has been applied, Mack has yet to sign the tender from the Browns and is planning on meeting with other teams before he does.

According to Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mack is confident teams will meet with him and that he’ll meet with them before anything moves forward with the Browns.

Per Mary Kay Cabot:

Browns center Alex Mack is still confident he’ll make some free agent visits, and he’s in no rush to sign his transition tender from the Browns.

Things may get hairy between the Browns and Mack, as he can sign an offer sheet from other teams and the Browns would then have to match. According to quotes Cabot grabbed from Mack’s lead agent, it’s sounding like Mack is trying to find a team that could structure a deal specifically so the Browns do not match.

Mack has until July 22nd to sign the tender and won’t be participating at all in offseason programs until he’s under contract with someone.

Tags: Cleveland Browns NFL Free Agency 2014

  • Larry Tabata

    I understand all about getting all he money he can , but if he just is trying just to get out of cleveland , let him go. His heart wont be on winning anyway , he will be holding a grudge for being forced to stay & leaving anyway. Wish him the best for all his effort & good play , but it might be time to say best of luck with your new team.

  • Gary

    Sounds to me like he just wants out of Cleveland.
    Let him walk. He isn’t worth it if he doesn’t want to be here.
    I wonder if the Browns can take back that transition tag.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/LuvTheU32 Canesshades

    Come to the Jags!