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Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) prepares to snap the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Alex Mack's contract with Jaguars includes player option in third year

The Jacksonville Jaguars are determined to sign center Alex Mack and they’re hoping their offer sheet to the Pro Bowl talent will keep the Cleveland Browns from matching the offer.

If the Browns do though, it appears as if Mack was smart enough to put an out in his deal which will allow him to leave (if he so inclines) after the second season of his contract.

According to Ian Rapoport, the first two years of Mack’s contract will pay him $18 million combined on a five-year, $42 million dollar deal. If Mack is unhappy (or simply wants a new deal) after those two seasons (be it with the Cleveland Browns or Jacksonville Jaguars) he can opt out and walk.

Here is #Jaguars offer sheet Alex Mack will be signing tomorrow: 5 years, $42M. It’s $18M over 2 with player option after ’15. Can’t tag him

So essentially $9 million a year for two seasons and the ability to walk away and secure himself another deal if he doesn’t like the direction of his said franchise, be it the Jags or Browns. That’s a pretty smooth contract if I say so myself.

The Browns have five days to match the offer soon as ink hits the paper.

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