"We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time," Haslam said.
The Browns placed the transition tag on Mack, which would allow the Browns to match any offer made to him. If Mack signs the transition offer from the Browns, he would be paid $10.039 million for the 2014 season--nearly $2 million more than the nearest center is currently being paid.
If the Browns chose to not match an offer made to Mack within five days, they would receive no compensation. Haslam was asked if the Browns were prepared to match any offer made to Mack.