The agent for Browns transition player Alex Mack is confident he can construct a contract that will be tough for Cleveland to match.
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We might just see that statement put to the test.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that four teams have been in contact with Mack's camp on varying levels, "waiting for the frenzy to die down." Two of those teams were the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens.
We fully expected the Colts to be hot on Mack's trail. Center Samson Satele was recently released, and the interior of that offensive line has been pushed around since Andrew Luck was drafted.
Mack could be the Jeff Saturday to Luck's Peyton Manning for the next half-dozen years.
If a team such as the Colts or Ravens offers a deal that makes the Browns queasy, it will be via a record-breaking contract for centers.
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