Mack (back) was a full participant for Friday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
For a second straight week, Mack improved from a limited designation during Wednesday's session to full participation for Friday's practice. Mack appears to be in the clear for Atlanta's Week 10 matchup against Myles Garrett and a Browns defense that's racked up 22 sacks this season (tied for 14th). Now in his third year with the Falcons, Mack is taking on his former team for the first time since departing Cleveland in 2016 after seven years in the Browns organization.
Mack (back) was a full participant for Thursday's practice after being limited for Wednesday's session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Atlanta is relieved to get the anchor of its offensive line back healthy, with starting guards Andy Levitre (triceps) and Brandon Fusco (ankle) both on injured reserve. Mack is the foundational piece to a Falcons line that's struggled in opening up holes in the ground game (3.7 yards per rush attempt, third-worst in the NFL), but that has allowed just 20 sacks this season (16th-best in the league).
Mack (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Panthers.
Mack will suit up in Week 17, despite failing to participate in practice Thursday and Friday. If Mack were to re-injure his calf Sunday, Ben Garland could fill in at center.
Mack (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Mack fit in a limited practice Wednesday, only to sit out both Thursday and Friday. We'd expect Ben Garland to take over at center if he can't play.
Mack (calf) won't practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Head coach Dan Quinn said Mack strained his calf in practice Wednesday, per Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site. On the bright side, there doesn't seem to be any immediate concern over Mack's availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers, suggesting the strain could be minor in nature.
Mack (back) will be a full participant in practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
With a full return to practice Thursday, Mack should also be a full go for Sunday night's game against the Packers.
Mack has recovered from the broken fibula he sustained in the Falcons' 2016 postseason run, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Mack suffered a hairline fracture in his left fibula during the NFC championship game against the Packers, although the injury ultimately wasn't enough to keep him from taking part in the Super Bowl. Fortunately, he recovered in time for the start of the start of the Falcons' OTAs, which begin on May 30.
Mack (fibula) is expected to be at full strength for the beginning of training camp, Matt Winkeljohn of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Mack, who played through a fractured left fibula in Super Bowl LI, didn't require surgery to address the injury this offseason. He was presumably just in need of some extended time off to recover, and while he still figures to sit out spring workouts, Mack should be ready to resume his role as the team's starting center in 2017.
Mack (fibula) will not require offseason surgery, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It was originally thought that Mack would require surgery on the chip fracture in his left fibula, but Falcons head coach Dan Quinn stated at his season-closing press conference Tuesday that the center would indeed avoid a procedure. Mack will still require time to recover after toughing out Sunday's Super Bowl and may or may not be healthy in time to participate in spring practices.
Mack (fibula) will require offseason surgery, ESPN reports.
Mack didn't miss a snap in Sunday's Super Bowl despite a chip fracture in his left fibula, thanks in part to protective padding enclosing his lower leg. With the Falcons' 2016 season officially in the books, he'll now go under the knife to repair the injury. However, it isn't clear if the recovery from which could affect Mack's availability for offseason activities.
Mack (fibula) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Patriots.
On Sunday morning, Mack's lower-leg injury was clarified as a fractured left fibula, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. While Mack will attempt to handle his gig as the Falcons' starting center, there's some question about whether he'll be able to fulfill his array of assignments, especially in the ground game.
Mack (fibula) is expected to play in Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
During the NFC championship game versus the Packers, Mack required a stint on the sideline with what was initially termed an ankle injury. The ailment was soon clarified as a fibula issue, forcing him to sit out the first week of Super Bowl prep, but the center practiced in a limited capacity this week before emerging with no designation attached to his name. On Sunday morning, though, Schefter noted that while Mack will gut it out in the trenches, he would likely miss six to eight weeks if the Falcons' season wasn't on the line. In the end, Mack's ability to hold up will be one of pain tolerance, with his toughest task coming as a run blocker.
Mack (fibula) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots.
Mack missed all of practice last week due to a fibula injury suffered during the NFC championship, but he was able to return in a limited capacity this week, clearing him of any concern going into Sunday. Although the timing of his injury is hardly ideal, Mack will still be available to start at his usual center spot, where he's played an instrumental part in Atlanta's offensive success this season.
Mack (fibula) returned to practice on a limited basis Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Mack missed practice all last week after suffering a fibula injury that caused him to miss a few plays in the NFC championship game. The Falcons might continue to limit him in practice, but it is hard to imagine Mack missing the biggest game of his professional career thus far due to an injury that he has already proven he can play through.
Mack won't practice this week due to a left fibula injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
It was initially though that Mack had sustained a left ankle injury in Sunday's win over Green Bay, but it appears he instead injured his fibula. The team is keeping him out of practice, despite him returning to the game Sunday, so that he can be as healthy as possible when the Falcons travel to Houston next week in preparation for their Super Bowl matchup with New England.
Mack is unlikely to practice in the Falcons' first week of Super Bowl preparation due to a sprained ankle suffered in the NFC championship game, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
Mack was able to return to the NFC championship after missing only a few plays because of the injury, but the Falcons are taking no chances with their talented center. He's nonetheless expected to play in Super Bowl LI, where he should yet again act as an important director for Atlanta's potent offensive attack.
Browns center Alex Mack has been cleared to participate in training camp drills, reports ESPN.com. Mack is recovering from a broken leg, which ended his season in Week 6.
Browns center Alex Mack has stated that he has "absolutely not" made a decision as to whether he will opt out of his contract after this year, the Akron Beacon Journal has reported. He added that winning is an important factor, but declined to elaborate on his contract situation.
Mack has been considered by some a sure bet to leave the team following the season. It's believed that's one reason the team selected potential replacement Cameron Erving in the first round of the 2015 draft.
With Browns center Alex Mack possessing an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2015 season, fellow offensive lineman Joe Thomas said it's not a coincidence Mack has an option to leave the team, reports ESPNCleveland.com.
"I haven't really had any conversations with Alex, but I will say I'm sure there's a reason he put that clause in his contract, because this is going to be an important year for the Browns to prove the things they said to him during the recruiting process, prove they were true," Thomas said. "So I imagine that we're going to have to have a good season, we're going to have to show to Alex that we're moving in the right direction, or I'm sure he'll probably… there's no downside to declaring himself a free agent after this year because worst-case scenario, I guess, he can just resign with the Browns if he wanted. So I wouldn't be surprised if he decides to opt out and become a free agent at the end of the year."
Mack has spent the last the six seasons as the starting center for the Browns. His 2014 season ended after five games when he suffered a broken leg.
Browns center Alex Mack, who's rehabbing from a broken leg suffered in Week 6 last year, will take part in OTAs, though it's unclear to what extent, reports ESPN.com. Mack, 29, is a key to Cleveland's running game.
The team averaged 146.4 rushing yards with him, 90.5 without him, per the website.
“We’re making some pretty steady progress, doing what we need to do to get out there for training camp,” Mack said. “But it’s more important that I’m out there for game day. Those two feelings have to balance out. It just takes time, having patience. Two weeks after the surgery, I wanted to be up and running around. I’m not 18 anymore.”
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