Alex Mack and Paul Kruger named to “All-Bad Contracts” team on Grantland

I read articles like this the way some people slowly peak at a poker hand hoping to find aces, except opposite. I’m hoping beyond hope that as I scroll through a Bill Barnwell list of bad contracts that there are no Cleveland Browns on the list. Unfortunately, due to the way the Browns’ off-season unfolded with Alex Mack, they find themselves listed prominently. Here’s Barnwell’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shots fired: Cleveland Browns C Alex Mack named top-10 overrated player in NFL

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview – OL: Is the right side of the Browns OL good enough?

  The Browns have a really good offensive line. However, this is not an “overall” good line – they are a fantastic line on the left side, and just average on the right side. Take a look at the current starting lineup. At left tackle you have perennial Pro-Bowler and perhaps the best tackle in the game with Joe Thomas. The level of stud-muffinry he possesses doesn’t even...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pouncey’s deal with Steelers surpasses Alex Mack’s contract

The Steelers have locked Maurkice Pouncey to a rich five-year extension. NFL contracts are very confusing, but the deal is $44 million over five years and paid the center a $13 million signing bonus. There was a lot of gnashing of teeth over Alex Mack’s money and he wasn’t coming off of an ACL tear. Mack’s deal had no signing bonus, but was fully guaranteed salary for the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack named top-5 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL writer picks 'most overrated' for Browns, Bengals

A writer for USA Today is calling a Cleveland Pro Bowler one of the AFC's "most overrated" players. Brent Sobleski chronicles his overvalued picks for each AFC team and gives his rationale in a recent article for USA Today. His choice for the Browns is center Alex Mack, who was just paid handsomely after a saga for his services between Jacksonville and Cleveland. Though...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel to Browns: Let’s ‘wreck this league together’

Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains said he received a text from Johnny Manziel on the opening night of the NFL draft last Thursday that helped get the team rolling toward picking the Texas A&M quarterback. Loggains told “SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly” on ESPN Arkansas 96.3 that Manziel sent him a text that read: “I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry...
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May 16, 2014  |  1 Comment

Browns looking to draft Teddy Bridgewater with 26th pick?

The Cleveland Browns are in need of a quarterback this coming season, and they are expected to look into taking one in the 2014 NFL Draft. According to reports from Ian Rapoport, the Browns could be looking at selecting Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the 26th pick in the draft. They would be getting one of the more interesting prospects in the draft, but also one that...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians expectations, end of the Cavs season and Alex Mack … While We’re Waiting

Indians and expectations: This post is from earlier in the week, but it’s still relevant for most Tribe fans. The Tribe Daily’s Nino Colla wrote about his blog and the team, sharing this great tidbit: Irregularity my friends. This is baseball. The team is 6-6, this is the first actual post since the season started. Time to forget expectations and embrace the reality. No team...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Cleveland could make a run for the AFC North title

So, Alex Mack remains a Brown! That’s great for now, but has any damage been done to the Mack/Cleveland relationship? -Kevin in Cleveland I honestly don’t think that there are any hostile feelings when it comes to Alex Mack and the Cleveland Browns, and I think that he’s genuinely OK with being back in Cleveland. If relations between him and the team had been damaged to such...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dumb Tweets: Mack is happy; Pressley is old-school

After all the drama and anxiety, center Alex Mack will remain a Brown. And apparently, he’s happy about that: Repost from today’s paper. #Browns C Alex Mack happy to be back in Cleveland, ready to get back to work. — Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) April 15, 2014 I’m sorry, it’s just hard for me to believe that he’s actually happy to be a Brown...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mack 'happy with the way it worked out'

BEREA, Ohio -- Now that the saga with Alex Mack's contractual status is over, he's excited to get back to football. "It's exciting to be back (in Berea)," Mack said at the team's facility Monday. "It's been a long road, but I'm absolutely happy where I'm at. " Last Friday, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Mack to a five-year $42 million...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Mack: No bad blood with the Browns

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Alex Mack told that he’s happy that he’ll be signing a long-term deal with the Browns and there isn’t bad blood between them. “It’s been a long, hard road, but I’m here and I’m happy,” Mack said. “I’m excited. I’m fired up. There’s no bad blood. Now...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Mack saying the right things about Browns matching his deal

Alex Mack is saying all the right things about his new contract and his relationship with the Cleveland Browns. If you expected anything less, well you haven’t paid much attention to Mack’s career. Talking with on Saturday, Mack said he is happy to still be in Cleveland. “It’s been a long, hard road, but I’m here and I’m happy, I’m excited. I’m fired...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, scrap heap FAs for the Cleveland Browns, more

In case you missed it, columns from the cover32 universe to browse through while watching The Masters on Sunday or bored at your office on Monday. National Columns - The top-10 inside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading teams at the offseason midpoint. (READ) - The best remaining NFL free agents at each position. (READ) - Ten NFL players who aren’t worth...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Match Jaguars Offer to Center Alex Mack

The Jacksonville Jaguars took a big chance, knowning that if they signed Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack to an offer sheet, there was a good bet the home team would match anything on the table.Cleveland did just that.Jim Corbett of reported that three hours after Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack signed a five-year, $42-million offer sheet with the Jacksonville Jaguars...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Mack Says He’s Excited To Be With Browns

Alex Mack may not have played the Jags against the Browns, but he sured played the game of profiting off a transition tag to the best of his abilities. Mack is singing a new tune after getting a boatload of money from the Browns after forcing Cleveland brass to match a loaded offer from the Jaguars. After getting a five-year, $42 million deal from the Browns, Mack told the Plain...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Mack Says He’s Excited To Be With Browns

Alex Mack may not have played the Jags against the Browns, but he sured played the game of profiting off a transition tag to the best of his abilities. Mack is singing a new tune after getting a boatload of money from the Browns after forcing Cleveland brass to match a loaded offer from the Jaguars. After getting a five-year, $42 million deal from the Browns, Mack told the Plain...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns' Alex Mack: "There's no bad blood. Now that it's done, I'm excited''

On Friday afternoon, Browns center Alex Mack had no idea if he'd be flying south or turning the key in his Cleveland area front door again. And now that he's headed back home, he couldn't be happier. "It's been a long, hard road, but I'm here and I'm happy,'' Mack told in an exclusive phone interview Saturday. "I'm excited...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Browns eliminate Sammy Watkins; keeping Alex Mack?

The Browns continued their free-agency revamp with the signing of veteran WR Nate Burleson. Sammy Watkins? Forget about it. It looks more and more like the #4 overall pick will be used on a quarterback. Meanwhile, the Cleveland front-office is talking a big game regarding stud center Alex Mack. But do they truly appreciate him if they haven’t offered him a long-term contract...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns News: Cleveland matches Jaguars' offer to Alex Mack

It took the Jaguars seven days to bring free agent Alex Mack to Jacksonville for a visit, negotiate with his agents and sign him to a seven-year, $42 million offer sheet to make him the NFL’s highest-paid center. It took the Browns just four hours to pull the trigger on keeping Mack in Cleveland by matching the Jags' offer. The Browns placed a transition tag on Mack...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns match the Jags offer sheet, will retain Alex Mack

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The Cleveland Browns have announced that they’ve matched the Jaguars offer sheet for center Alex Mack, which means he isn’t going anywhere. “We have talked about keeping our own players and this is a positive for us,” said General Manager Ray Farmer. “Alex is a quality person and...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns match Jaguars’ offer for Alex Mack

The Browns are keeping their Pro Bowl center Alex Mack in Cleveland despite the Jaguars efforts. First reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports and confirmed by an ESPN report, the Browns are matching the 5-year $42 million offer sheet that the Jaguars signed Alex Mack to. Browns are matching the offer sheet to Alex […]
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns match Jaguars' offer sheet for Pro Bowl center Alex Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns have matched Jacksonville's offer sheet for Pro Bowl center Alex Mack and will keep one of their top players. Mack signed a five-year, $42 million offer from the Jaguars on Friday, and the Browns matched the deal just a few hours later. The 28-year-old Mack will receive $26 million guaranteed in the deal, which he can void after two seasons. Also...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Will Retain C Alex Mack After Deciding To Match Jaguars Offer Sheet

Center Alex Mack is staying in the AFC North as the Cleveland Browns have decided to match the offer sheet that he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns wasted no time in showing how much they wanted to retain Mack as the center reportedly just signed the five-year, $42 million offer sheet with the […] Browns Will Retain C Alex Mack After Deciding To Match Jaguars Offer...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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