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T.J. Ward

T.J. Ward - #43 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 12/12/1986
Birthplace Antioch, CA
College Oregon
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 6th pick by Browns

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
68 3 1

Friday's 60-second rant: RG3 is Browns' missing piece

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
With a talented roster lacking a quality QB, the Browns could have been set for years if they had succeeded in nabbing Robert Griffin III.

Eagles sign TE Moore

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed TE Evan Moore to the active roster, the team announced Thursday.

Writing's on wall for Heckert, Shurmur in Cleveland

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
The Browns' Week 15 loss to the Redskins likely signalled the end for GM Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur in Cleveland.

Browns make roster moves

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Browns signed DB Prince Miller and LB Adrian Moten and placed LB James-Michael Johnson and DB T.J. Ward on injured reserve with knee injuries.

Browns add to new management, hire president

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Alec Scheiner has been named the new president of the Browns. He spent the previous eight years working for the Cowboys.

Browns waive DB Patterson

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Browns waived DB Dimitri Patterson on Monday, the team announced.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Cousins leads Redskins over Browns 38-21

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two TDs filling in for Robert Griffin III, leading the Redskins to their fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Browns.

Redskins announce Cousins to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Saturday evening that rookie Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback in the team’s Week 15 game against the Browns.

Shurmur still has work to do to save job

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Pat Shurmur desperately needs wins against quality opponents in order to stay in Cleveland at least one more season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Leaders running in place

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
It was a lost week for the AFC North's top playoff contenders, but the Browns sure enjoyed themselves. 

Browns roll past Chiefs for third-straight win

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Travis Benjamin's 93-yard punt return touchdown helped the Browns win their third straight game, 30-7 over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Young Browns hitting their stride

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
While Browns GM Tom Heckert's future remains unclear, what is clear is that Heckert has helped remake the roster in three years on the job.

Browns now playing a season of 'what ifs'

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With a great deal of uncertainty looming in the offseason, the Browns are quietly beginning to put together a solid run to end the season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers finish with a flourish

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Don't forget about the Steelers. And don't pencil the Ravens in as AFC North champions just yet.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 18, 2012
The Cleveland Browns have placed linebacker James-Michael Johnson and defensive back T.J. Ward on injured reserve with knee injuries.||||||| Both Johnson, a rookie, and Ward were starters for a defense that allows 22.1 points per game. Ward had 68 tackles and one interception.
Posted Nov. 21, 2012
Ward has appealed a $25,000 fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday at Dallas, and said the NFL's rules on vicious hits need to be changed.||||||| Ward received a letter from the league on Wednesday informing him of the penalty for hitting Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Ward said replays conclusively show he did not touch any part of Ogletree's head. Ward said Ogletree was falling as he delivered his hit, which made it appear worse than it was. It's the second time Ward has been fined for a blow to the head.
Posted Dec. 22, 2011
The Browns have placed safety T.J. Ward on injured reserve with a sprained right foot.||||||| Ward started eight games before getting hurt on Nov. 6 against Houston. The team had been hopeful he would be able to return, but Ward's foot never got well enough for him to be activated. The hard-hitting Ward, a second-round draft picks last season, made 38 tackles and forced one fumble. Browns coach Pat Shurmur was pleased with Ward's development and said he "was playing at a high level" prior to his injury. Shurmur said Ward will not need surgery "at this point."
Posted Nov. 11, 2011
Ward is not practicing again and will likely miss Sunday's game against St. Louis.||||||| Ward sustained an unspecified foot injury last week in Houston and was placed in a cast. He has not been seen at the team's training facility all week. Usama Young will likely fill in for Ward. Young was practicing with the first-team defense on Friday after sitting out the past two days with a hip injury.
Posted Nov. 10, 2011
Ward's right foot remains immobilized inside a cast, leaving Cleveland's secondary with a very noticeable limp.||||||| Ward missed his second day of practice Thursday with the injury he sustained last week in Houston, and coach Pat Shurmur said there's a "very good chance" the hard-hitting safety will not play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. "I don't want to rule him out yet," Shurmur said.

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