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Alex Mack

Alex Mack - #55 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 311 lbs.
Birthday 11/19/1985
Birthplace Santa Barbara, CA
College California
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 21st pick by Browns

AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Browns can't afford communication issues on offense

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
With so much riding on the next seven games for the Browns, getting plays to QB Brandon Weeden quickly enough is a must for the offense.

Shurmur belongs in Cleveland until end of season

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
While the firing of Browns coach Pat Shurmur may be warranted, Jimmy Haslam needs to exercise restraint and wait until the end of the season to make a move.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Ravens beat Browns for 10th consecutive time

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:26 left as the Ravens beat Cleveland 25-15.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Ravens run defense

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
If the Ravens want to sweep the season series with Cleveland, they will need to be stronger against the run than they have been of late. 

Richardson living up to expectations in Cleveland

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
When the Browns selected Trent Richardson third overall in April's draft, it was done with games like last Sunday’s in mind.

Richardson has toughed it out for Browns

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Browns' Week 10 bye figures to aid RB Trent Richardson, who has played through injury for a good deal of the season. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Richardson, Browns hand Chargers third straight loss

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Pat Shurmur's seat getting warmer by the day

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur did himself no favors when he elected to punt on 4th-and-1 late in the Week Seven loss to the Colts.

Browns place LB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Browns placed LB Scott Fujita on injured reserve, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Wednesday.

Holmgren: "We did not win enough games"

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The coaching itch never completely left Mike Holmgren, who will walk away from the Browns feeling mostly dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

Browns place OLG Pinkston on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Browns placed OLG Jason Pinkston on injured reserve and signed OL Jarrod Shaw to the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 03, 2011
Mack is not practicing and his status for Sunday's game in Oakland remains unclear.||||||| Mack had an appendectomy on Oct. 3, one day after playing all 87 snaps against the Titans despite being ill. Mack was on the field with his teammates for practice Wednesday, but only as an observer. He stood to the side and watched his the Browns offensive line did drills. Coach Pat Shurmur remains hopeful that he'll have one of his best players Sunday when the Browns (2-2) visit the Raiders (3-2).
Posted Jan. 31, 2011
Mack scored the final touchdown on a 67-yard pass play that featured two laterals with 16 seconds left in the AFC's wild 55-41 Pro Bowl loss.||||||| Don't let this fool fantasy owners into thinking Mack is suddenly going to be part of Pat Shurmur's tricky offensive schemes. At the end of the day, he's a 311-pound center - albeit a talented one.
Posted Jan. 24, 2011
Mack is going to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Nick Mangold, injured in the New York Jets' AFC championship game loss.||||||| Mack had a solid second pro season. In Hawaii, he'll join Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas, who was named to his fourth straight AFC team. Mack has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns, who selected him with the No. 21 overall pick in 2009. Mack is the first Browns center to make the Pro Bowl since Tom DeLeone in 1981.
Posted Sept. 13, 2009
Mack will start at center in the season opener against the Vikings on Sunday.||||||| Mack was the 21st overall pick in spring's draft out of California. He'll be snapping to Brady Quinn, who beat out Derek Anderson for the starting job.
Posted July 25, 2009
The Cleveland Browns have signed Mack, the first-round draft pick from California.||||||| The All-American was awarded the Draddy Trophy in 2008, given to college football's top scholar-athlete and was a two-time Rimington Trophy finalist, given to the nation's top center. He did not allow any sacks or quarterback pressures on 397 pass plays as a senior in 2008.

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