Earlier this week, Browns Center Alex Mack’s agent Marvin Demoff said that he was confident that he could put together a deal for his client that the Browns, who placed a transition tag on Mack, wouldn’t be able to match.
So far, though, there’s been no offer and no deal to force the Browns into making a decision about how to proceed with Mack. Tim Younger, another one of Mack’s agents, said that Mack is in no hurry to sign the transition tag and that he’s willing to be patient while the process plays out. One part of the process that’s still on tap is visiting with teams that are interested in signing Mack away from Cleveland.
“We do anticipate Alex making visits — but he’s not in any hurry to do so either,” Younger said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mack has until late July to sign with another club and the transition tag would guarantee him $10.039 million in 2014 if he signs that tender. One team that has reportedly expressed interest is the Colts, who signed Phil Costa on Thursday. Costa’s deal wouldn’t appear to preclude a move on Mack should the Colts want to move in that direction, but, for now, it’s still a waiting game for Mack.