Browns center Alex Mack has been heavily mentioned as a trade candidate leading up to the Tuesday deadline, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be going anywhere.
“I have a ‘no trade’ clause in my contract. It was included for good reason: I’m not leaving my teammates, coaches and Browns fans while there is work this season to be finished,” Mack said in a statement to reporters, including Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
Mack has an opt-out clause following the 2015 season and he is widely expected to exercise it in an effort to secure a more lucrative deal. Mack, of course, got that opt-out in the 2014 offseason when he signed an offer sheet with the Jaguars. Jacksonville gave Mack an opt-out after two years in hopes of dissuading Cleveland from matching, but that plan did not work.
While Mack is staying committed to the Browns for the remainder of the season, tonight’s statement guarantees nothing for 2016 and beyond.