Browns center Alex Mack opts out, to become a free agent

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack opted out of his contract, exercising a clause to hit free agency. Mack is expected to become the highest-paid center in the NFL. Mack signed a five-year, $42 million offer sheet last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, the Browns matched the offer under their rights with him designated as their transition player. Mack is in line for a huge blockbuster deal. Returning to the Browns isn't out of the question, though. The Jaguars could pursue him again. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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