On Wednesday afternoon, a report surfaced that Cleveland Browns’ center Alex Mack, who had the transition tag, rather than the franchise tag, placed on him just before the start of free agency last month, was expected to sign an offer sheet with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the two sides have agreed to terms, but no actual offer sheet has been drawn up and signed.
Alex Mack has agreed to the terms of an offer sheet with Jags. Actual offer sheet not yet drawn up but will be shortly and then submitted
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 9, 2014
When the actual offer sheet is signed is obviously important, because the Browns will then have five days to decide whether or not they will match the offer and keep Mack.
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reported that Mack wants to play for the Jaguars and not the Browns and that the Jaguars were going to do what they could to make sure the Browns could not match the offer.
The actual contract is expected to be signed no later than Friday.