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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

Browns-Saints first-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Saints prediction

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
  The Browns, heavy underdogs again, can compete with the Saints, but their chances for the outright upset seem slim, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.  

Identifying the top 10 kickoff returners

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
As kick returners make a big impact on games, PFW talked to multiple NFL insiders and came up with the 10 best kickoff returners in the league today.

Flashback: Browns' recent Week Seven performances

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Seven contests each of the last five seasons.

Improved control key in Hodges' good start

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A little less power on his kicks and a good deal of persistence has helped Browns P Reggie Hodges to his finest season to date.  

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
  Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game, namely Saints QB Drew Brees vs. Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.  

Browns WR Cribbs should play Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Browns WR Josh Cribbs practiced on Friday and should play on Sunday against the Saints.

Report: Browns QB McCoy to start

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy will start his second consecutive game on Sunday against the Saints, according to an ESPN report.

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.        

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.  

Five questions with former Browns LB Dale Lindsey

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2 a.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with former Browns LB and current New Mexico State assistant head coach and LBs coach Dale Lindsey to get his thoughts on his nine-season career (1965-73) in Cleveland. Among the topics discussed with Lindsey, who has ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns' pass defense has tall order vs. Saints

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Browns' pass defense needs a strong showing for Cleveland to have a chance at an upset of New Orleans.

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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