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Alex Mack refuses to discuss his Cleveland Browns future

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The Cleveland Browns could really do with some stability right about now.

In 2014, the Browns had to do without Josh Gordon for a large portion of the season thanks to a suspension, their new star quarterback Johnny Manziel ended up in rehab, and starting QB Brian Hoyer decided he'd rather fight for a job with the Houston Texans than stay in Cleveland where he'd be the no-doubt starter.

But it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon, with the news that the future of one starter is in doubt.

No Return for Mack?

It seems that Alex Mack, the Browns starting center and someone they gave a very big contract a few years ago, could well already be thinking about life after Cleveland.

According to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mack failed to quash the rumors that he would be leaving the Browns at the end of the 2015 season when asked about his future yesterday.

"I'm going to defer," Mack said when asked about whether or not he will stay past this season. "I'll talk about that at the end of the season."

Opting Out

The Browns  gave the Pro Bowl center a five-year, $42 million contract two years ago but they included an opt-out clause which the player himself can use after 2015. There is a very distinct possibility that the big man decides to leave after what could be one-too-many losing season in Cleveland.

"Let's play the games, let's see how the season goes," Mack said. "I definitely want to win games. It's very important to me. No one likes losing. Across any job, anything, at all times. It's tough, without a doubt."

It seems that one more season coming last in the AFC North would be the final straw for the former Cal Golden Bears star and 1st round pick.

Mack insists he has "absolutely not" made a decision about his future, even after the Browns used the No. 19 overall pick on Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Erving, viewed by many as the heir apparent if Mack bolts.


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