The Browns have expressed interest in Jaguars center Stefen Wisniewski ahead of the start of free agency, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reported Monday.
Wisniewski was drafted by the Raiders in 2011 when new Browns coach Hue Jackson was the Raiders head coach. The Browns showing interest in the Jaguars center with their longtime center, Alex Mack, a free agent marks a role reversal. The Jaguars pursued Mack in 2014 when the Browns gave Mack their transition tag.
The Jaguars signed Mack to an offer sheet but the Browns matched. His new contract included an opt-out clause after two seasons that Mack exercised last week; he will become a free agent on Wednesday. The Falcons are reportedly interested in Mack.
Wisniewski, 26, started all 16 games last season, his first with the Jaguars. He signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million as he was coming off shoulder surgery.
He has started all 77 games he’s played during his five-year career.