Transition-tagged Pro Bowl center Alex Mack has signed a five-year, $42 million offer sheet from the Jacksonville Jaguars today, as expected, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the terms of the deal were not announced.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news. The Jaguars later announced Mack had signed their offer sheet, which was subsequently submitted to the NFL.
The Browns have five days, or until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, to match the offer. If they match, Mack will return to Cleveland under the terms of the deal crafted by his lead agent, Marvin Demoff, and the Jaguars.
The Browns are expected to match the offer, Schefter and ProFootballTalk.com reported Thursday.To read more or comment...
To match or not to match? That is the question the Browns face because transition-tagged Pro Bowl center Alex Mack agreed to terms on an offer sheet from the Jacksonville Jaguars and will sign the five-year deal by Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.
Once Mack signs the offer sheet, the Browns will have five days to match it, and, according to Schefter, the organization won’t hesitate to do so. If the Browns match the offer sheet, Mack will return to Cleveland under the terms of the deal constructed by his lead agent, Marvin Demoff, and the Jaguars.
Citing an unnamed source, Schefter reported this morning that the Browns figure to match the offer sheet “in no time at all.” ProFootballTalk.com also reported “the Browns will likely match the offer.”
Some financial terms of the offer sheet have surfaced.To read more or comment...
The NFL Draft is still about a month away, but the Browns’ new regime will face a crucial decision this week that will affect the organization for years to come.
Browns transition-tagged Pro Bowl center Alex Mack will sign a five-year offer sheet from the Jacksonville Jaguars by Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported today. The deal will be designed to make it as difficult as possible for the Browns to match because Mack wants to play for the Jaguars instead of returning to Cleveland, according to the report.
Once Mack signs the offer sheet, the Browns will have five days to match it.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas expressed confidence Mack would return to Cleveland when they addressed the media Tuesday night before an advance screening of Draft Day at a Cinemark theater in Valley View.To read more or comment...
Mike Pettine will make his preseason debut as an NFL head coach when the Browns visit the Detroit Lions in the exhibition opener for both teams in August.
The NFL unveiled the preseason opponents for all 32 teams this afternoon.
The Browns will announce specific dates and times for all of their preseason games in the near future. The NFL is also expected to release the regular-season schedule this month.
The Browns will open the preseason on the road against the Lions sometime from Aug. 7-10. Then they’ll visit the Washington Redskins Aug. 18 for a Monday Night Football exhibition game that’ll be nationally televised in prime time on ESPN.To read more or comment...