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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

Browns snap road losing streak in victory over Raiders

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown and the Browns snapped a 12-game road losing streak by beating the Raiders.

Browns employee kills self at practice facility

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
A member of the Cleveland Browns' grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility, a team spokesman said Sunday.

Browns could use more 'ugly' wins

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says critics of the Browns "ugly" win over the Steelers in Week 12 are off base — all that matters is that it counts as a victory.

Raiders-Browns game blacked out in Oakland

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders’ game on Sunday against the Browns will be blacked out on local television.

Browns deny report regarding Gruden

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Jon Gruden reportedly has an offer to coach the University of Tennessee and earn an ownership stake in the Cleveland Browns.

AFC North Spin cycle: It's the Ravens' race to lose

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers are falling fast. The Bengals are surging. Both, however, are still well back in the Ravens' rear-view mirror.

Browns' defense surging down the stretch

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
One reason why Cleveland has been quite competitive recently: its defense has stepped up its play in a major way.

Browns force eight turnovers in win over Steelers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Browns handed their hated rivals a potentially devastating loss, 20-14 over the stumbling Steelers on Sunday.

Browns have plenty to be thankful for this week

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
The Browns have plenty to be thankful for this week, due to the way in which their most recent loss played out, writes Steve DiMatteo.

Browns safety Ward upset over fine for hit

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Browns S T.J. Ward is appealing the $25,000 fine he received for an illegal hit he delivered on Sunday against Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree.

Report: Leftwich fractured two ribs, likely out for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich fractured two ribs in Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens and is unlikely to start in Week 12, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Browns blow lead, fall to Cowboys in OT

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Browns look to make major improvements after bye

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Browns and rookie RB Trent Richardson are looking to make a statement in their last seven games of the 2012 season.

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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