Alex Mack won’t work on a new deal with the Browns until he returns from Rio

Alex Mack agent says his client won’t work on a new contract with the Browns until he returns from a trip that he took to Rio, according to ESPNCleveland.com.

Blame it on Rio: Negotiations aimed at keeping Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack off the free agent market won’t begin until Mack returns from a humanitarian trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the end of the month, his agent told ESPN Cleveland.

That certainly won’t leave the Browns much time to work something out before free agency kicks off on March 11th.