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 Rumors: Cleveland Browns like Alex Mack, think he's to expensive to sign

It was believed earlier in free agency that the Baltimore Ravens would make a run at signing center Alex Mack, but then someone crunched the numbers and realized all reports of such a ting happening were a little far fetched. It took a while, but the Ravens are now backing off of Mack, as Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson is reporting that the team indeed likes Mack but sees him as too expensive and complicated to sign.


Despite what Ian Rapoport reported right off the bat in free agency, this latest report seems to make sense with reality. The Ravens are strapped for cash and can’t throw $10 million or more per season at Mack to sign him away from Cleveland.

The Browns are the only team with a real chance to sign Mack as the Ravens were never really a serious option to begin with and are even less of an option with their tight cap situation.

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  • Todd Limpert

    Wow Ian finally realized where is Squad car is parked!! anybody with half a brain could of figured that when they put the transition tag on him. why do you think they did it? it saved 1.5 million and they knew nobody was paying left tackle money for a center. now he can sign it and realize the Browns are really tryng to put a team together and sign a reasonable contract next year.

  • Tony

    I realize the Ravens squad used to be the Browns, but the headline is incorrect. The RAVENS think he’s too expensive to sign, not necessarily the Browns.