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.
Sources say Ravens have high opinion of Alex Mack, but thought all along it would be too complicated and expensive to pull it off.
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 23, 2014
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.