It’s not out of the question that Browns center Alex Mack could end up with the Jaguars in 2016, writes Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Mack can opt out of his contract, the terms of which were outlined in Jacksonville’s 2014 offer sheet to Mack when he was designated as Cleveland’s transition player, after the upcoming season. The Jags will probably have interest in trying to sign Mack once again, but for now, free agent signee Stefen Wisniewski will compete with incumbent Luke Bowanko for the center job.
Here’s more from around the league…
- We heard last week that the Ravens probably can’t retain both Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele, and Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com writes today that the club will target Yanda over Osemele. Both guards are entering their contract years, and Hensley adds that if Baltimore can’t work out a deal with Yanda, Osemele would presumably be next line for a long-term agreement.
- Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr holds leverage at the moment, and should be able to balk if the club asks him to take a pay cut, argues David Moore of Dallas Morning News. Releasing Carr, who has indicated that he’s not amenable to a salary reduction, would force Dallas to rely on either rookie Byron Jones or the underwhelming Morris Claiborne to start opposite Orlando Scandrick.
- Veteran guard Willie Colon has no intention of retiring, but he could be fighting to keep his roster spot with the Jets, according to Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. The 32-year-old Colon re-signed with New York in March, inking a one-year pact.