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Report: Falcons interested in Alex Mack

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Browns center Alex Mack opted out of his contract and the $8 million he was slated to make in 2016 last week to pursue free agency in part because Mack knew he would have outside suitors.

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report first reported Monday that the Falcons have interest in Mack, and a source confirmed that interest to Mary Kay Cabot of later Monday.

Mack, 30, had never missed a snap before suffering a leg injury in Oct. 2014 that ended his season prematurely. He returned to start all 16 games last season.

Mack is a three-time Pro Bowler. His agent said last week that his opt out was procedural and wouldn’t rule out a return to the Browns.

The Akron Beacon Journal reported Monday that the Browns have interest in Jaguars center Stefen Wisniewski. Mack signed an offer sheet with the Jaguars in 2014 when the Browns gave him the transition tag, and the Browns matched the offer.

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10 Responses to “Report: Falcons interested in Alex Mack”
  1. chc4 says: Mar 7, 2016 6:37 PM

    As they should be. Falcons interior OL has been a mess for years.

  2. pftbro says: Mar 7, 2016 6:42 PM

    This guy is way over-valued in his own mind. At 30 he is starting on the downside of his career and will be lucky to score a bigger contract than what he just opted out of.

  3. mackcarrington says: Mar 7, 2016 6:59 PM

    Is someone really going to pay a 30 year old center more than $8M a season?

  4. granadafan says: Mar 7, 2016 7:10 PM

    Mack Mack Mack. We get why you would want to leave the Browns, but why go to a team that’s just as bad like the Falcons?

  5. baller2 says: Mar 7, 2016 7:31 PM

    Headed to Tampa to reunite with Coach Hop!

  6. pastanow says: Mar 7, 2016 7:59 PM

    If he wants to win he will go to another team. Not Dumpster Fire Dan Quinn’s mess.

  7. arlingtonsynn says: Mar 7, 2016 8:22 PM

    More teams should want this guy.

  8. gadgetking2010 says: Mar 7, 2016 8:32 PM

    Like most veterans, it is not the total amount of the contract it is the amount of the guaranteed money that matters. By opting out he has a chance to increase the guaranteed money for the next few years.

  9. kwjsb says: Mar 7, 2016 9:30 PM

    $10 million for a center and you’re not a contender?

    Waste of money !!

  10. greenmercier says: Mar 8, 2016 11:48 PM

    He actually wants to stay in Cleveland, but he’s looking for his last big contract. The consensus around the league is that players really like Hue Jackson, and really hate Kyle Shanahan, so having worked with him for a season is probably more of a red flag than a draw to Atlanta.

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