Ray Farmer wouldn’t say if he’s going to use the franchise tag on Alex Mack or T.J. Ward

During his press conference on Tuesday,  Browns general manager Ray Farmer was asked if he’s going to use the franchise tag on either center Alex Mack or safety T.J. Ward.

“We’ve taken the opportunity to really look at all of the models and opportunities that we have to retain players,” Farmer said.  “I don’t think right now is the right time for me to talk about what negotiations may be going on or where we’re at with anyone in specific, but I will tell you we’ll do everything in our power to make sure we have the right players for this football team moving forward.”

We mentioned on Tuesday that Mack plans on testing the open market, but has a better chance of coming back now that Michael Lombardi is gone.