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NFL Teams Suffer Big Injuries in Week 6

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL teams suffered several notable injuries in Week Six to key members of their team that will likely affect their seasons going forward.

The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-22 but the victory came at a price.  After the game it was believed that running back Stevan Ridley suffered a torn ACL. In addition NFL Insider Ian Rappaport reports that linebacker Jerod Mayo has a "significant" knee injury. Furthermore, CSN New England's Tom Curran reports that quarterback Tom Brady suffered a "significant" ankle injury before the game against the Bills, but played through it.

The New York Jets lost to the Broncos but also lost starting cornerback Dee Milliner in what initial reports are claiming is a torn Achilles. Additionally, it is believed that starting guard Brian Winters tore an ACL. In the same game, Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan was helped off the field after suffering a knee injury. 

The Cleveland Browns have lost starting center Alex Mack to a broken leg. 

The New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. 

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Browns Match Jaguars' Offer to C Alex Mack

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Center Alex Mack is officially staying in Cleveland.

The Browns have matched the five-year offer sheet that Mack signed earlier Friday with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Cleveland had five days to match the offer but did so in just a few hours.

“I’m excited for both Alex and the Browns,” Cleveland General Manager Ray Farmer said in a statement from the team. “We have talked about keeping our own players and this is a positive for us. Alex is a quality person and player that truly brings to life what playing like a Brown means the ending is positive for everyone. Keeping our young, good nucleus of players is vital for clubs and specifically the Browns and therefore is this a good step. I’m excited for Alex and our football team as we continue to prepare for the 2014 season.”

Mack received the Browns' transition tag this offseason, giving the team a chance to match any offer the Pro Bowl center received in free agency.

According to sources, the five-year deal is for $42 million with $26 million guaranteed.  It also includes a no-trade provision.

The 28-year-old Mack was drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.  He has never missed a snap over the course of his pro career.

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