A team source verified that the Browns began to attempt to work out a long term deal with Pro Bowl Center Alex Mack.
The deal being offered is said to be in the neighborhood of 4-5 years, with a sizable signing bonus and a step increase in base salary.
On February 19, ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi said that formal negotiations between Mack and the Browns will not begin until Mack returns from a team humanitarian mission in Brazil. He also mentioned that Mack wants to talk to the new coaches and get an idea if Cleveland is a place that he feels comfortable signing with after the recent coaching and front office shakeups. This is understandable, as Mack had worked with the previous offensive line coach for the past five seasons and had grown comfortable with him.