ESPN’s Adam Schefter and multiple outlets are reporting that Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is voiding the three years remaining on his contract and is set to become a free agent per the source.
Mack had $24 million remaining on his original deal, and could once again become the NFL's highest paid center. The source told Schefter that a return to the Browns is still "very possible.”
Mack has made the Pro Bowl three times with the Browns, including last season. The Browns were expecting Mack to opt out and used a first-round draft choice last year on offensive lineman Cameron Erving to replace him if he left. However, Erving had a very disappointing rookie season for the Browns and would like to keep Mack in Cleveland.
Mack and his agents can begin negotiating with other teams on March 7 and is free to sign with any team on March 9, including the Browns.