The offseason of Alex Mack continues.
The source reiterated to Rapoport that Mack is the team's No. 1 priority as free agency approaches.
The idea behind the meeting was for Mack to get more acquainted with the new coaching staff and administration.
Indications earlier this offseason suggested the previous regime had alienated Mack, and if CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi were not fired, the 28-year-old center would have left Cleveland.
The Browns understand Mack's value. He hasn't missed a snap in five seasons and is one of the team's top two offensive linemen. If he leaves, the Browns would be severely hampered in blocking for whoever takes the snaps in 2014. Retaining Mack is vital if the team moves forward with a young quarterback next year.
Time will tell if the meeting with the new staff did enough to mend those bent fences and keep Mack in Cleveland.