Reports: Alex Mack and the Atlanta Falcons have finalized a deal

Browns free-agent C Alex Mack is on his way to Atlanta, according to multiple reports.

The Cleveland Browns are have reportedly lost one of their three Pro Bowl players from the 2015 season.

Alex Mack, an unrestricted free agent, has agreed to a five-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, according multiple reports. 

The deal, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, will be worth an average of $9.5M per season, which is, on average, $500K less than what he would've received in a deal Cleveland. 

Mack, the 21st overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Browns, has long been rumored to be on his way out of Cleveland, after the team matched a five-year contract that was offered to the center by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014. 

After staying another two seasons in Cleveland, Mack became an unrestricted free agent this offseason and has been expected to explore other options, though a return to the Browns was never completely ruled out as a possibility. 

Mack is set to reuinte with former Browns' offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, who currently holds the same position in Atlanta, which was reportedly part of the reason he finalized a deal with the Falcons. 

Shanahan reportedly asked for his release from Cleveland with a powerpoint presentation after the 2014 season and, of course, was granted said release before finidng his new home in Atlanta. 

Including Mack, the Browns' offensive line might also be losing right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, according to a report from Mike Silver of Sports Illustrated, who is friends with current Cleveland coach, Hue Jackson. 

The Browns have already seemingly lost free agent wide receiver Travis Benjamin, who will reportedly sign with the San Diego Chargers when the new NFL business year begins at 4:00 p.m. E.T. 

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