Sep 9, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) and guard Shawn Lauvao (66) during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Philadelphia won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Alex Mack, Waiting on Cleveland Browns to Match


The Jacksonville Jaguars spent a while constructing a contract for free agent center Alex Mack, and Mack signed it over the last day.

The Jaguars were supposedly trying to structure the contract in such a way to prevent the Cleveland Browns from matching the offer – a right granted to them thanks to their use of the transition tag.

There have been varying reports about the Browns matching or not matching the offer, but it appears that this will at least take a few days to play out. While Mack’s contract is certainly justifiable in the case of the Jaguars salary cap, the Browns have a handful of young players approaching the end of their rookie contracts. In order to re-sign these players, the Browns are going to need sufficient cap space. Players like Joe Haden and Josh Gordon are going to command a high price, and they’ll need that cap space.

 

-Daniel Lago

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