The Browns will reportedly work to bring back two of their top free agents.
Mack and Ward each made the Pro Bowl in 2013. The 28-year-old Mack has started all 80 regular-season games for Cleveland, while the 27-year-old Ward has twice exceeded 100 tackles in four NFL seasons.
Mack and Ward fit the profile of players who could garner lucrative second NFL contracts. Both are in their primes, and both have been productive. The question now is whether either player receives the franchise tag from Cleveland.