While teams around the National Football League spent Wednesday signing players in the hopes of improving their franchises, the Cleveland Browns chose to stay idle at the beginning of the new league year.
For those keeping score at home, the Browns went 0-for-4 in retaining their own unrestricted free agents, and instead of reaching an agreement with a starting player, they let four walk out the door and elected not to release troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel when permitted by league rules.
Center Alex Mack was the first domino to fall, as the three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman reached a five-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
Last week, Mack exercised an opt-out clause in the five-year contract he was forced signed with the Browns after they matched an offer sheet he agreed to with the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2014 offseason.
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