Why wouldn't the Raiders consider signing Alex Mack to a huge contract that is front loaded to prevent Browns from matching it? We could offer him 5 years $55 million for example, pay him $18 year 1, $13m year 2, $8m year 3, $8m year 4, $8m year 5. Have years 1&2 be mostly guaranteed so that if we need to change directions for some reason we aren't married to contract for 5 years but if he plays up to his standards we are sitting pretty cap wise years 3-5 on his contract.
We have a ton of flexibility right now, it brings us an All-Pro Center and we can slide Wiz to Guard.
Again just a thought, given our cap space, this seems like a viable way to capture a high caliber player and using the cap to our advantage.