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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

AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Browns can't afford communication issues on offense

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
With so much riding on the next seven games for the Browns, getting plays to QB Brandon Weeden quickly enough is a must for the offense.

Shurmur belongs in Cleveland until end of season

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
While the firing of Browns coach Pat Shurmur may be warranted, Jimmy Haslam needs to exercise restraint and wait until the end of the season to make a move.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Ravens beat Browns for 10th consecutive time

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:26 left as the Ravens beat Cleveland 25-15.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Ravens run defense

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
If the Ravens want to sweep the season series with Cleveland, they will need to be stronger against the run than they have been of late. 

Richardson living up to expectations in Cleveland

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
When the Browns selected Trent Richardson third overall in April's draft, it was done with games like last Sunday’s in mind.

Richardson has toughed it out for Browns

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Browns' Week 10 bye figures to aid RB Trent Richardson, who has played through injury for a good deal of the season. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Richardson, Browns hand Chargers third straight loss

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Pat Shurmur's seat getting warmer by the day

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur did himself no favors when he elected to punt on 4th-and-1 late in the Week Seven loss to the Colts.

Browns place LB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Browns placed LB Scott Fujita on injured reserve, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Wednesday.

Holmgren: "We did not win enough games"

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The coaching itch never completely left Mike Holmgren, who will walk away from the Browns feeling mostly dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

Browns place OLG Pinkston on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Browns placed OLG Jason Pinkston on injured reserve and signed OL Jarrod Shaw to the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

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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