- Pat McManamon, ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter
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Center Alex Mack channeled The Turtles on Monday.
"Imagine you and me ... "
Mack termed all the reports that he preferred to be in Jacksonville mere positioning.
"Business is business," he said. "All I can say is I'm happy to be here. I'm excited to play football. I'm ready to go to work."
Mack said all the usual things about the free agent experience. It was interesting. The uncertainty was wearing. He's happy how it worked out. And yes, he's happy to be the highest paid center in the league.
"I work hard," Mack said. "I'm going to continue to do that."
Mack is right about that. He is a hard worker, and a valuable member of the Browns offensive line.
And, thanks to the work of Marvin Demoff, he has a five-year contract that he can void after two years to again pursue free agency.
"It gives me a lot of power as a player, which is exciting," Mack said. "That's something that may happen or it may not happen."
Mack said when he received the transition tag -- which allowed the Browns to match any offer he received -- he was sent scurrying to Wikipedia to find out what it meant. He added that he knew when he signed with the Jaguars he could wind up there, so he had to be happy with the thought of the Browns or Jacksonville.
In the two years he will be in Cleveland, Mack said he wants one thing: "To win games."
"I think about you day and night, it's only right ... so happy together."
Center Alex Mack channeled The Turtles on Monday.He and the Cleveland Browns are simply "happy together" now that the Browns matched Jacksonville Jaguars' five-year offer sheet to the Browns center.