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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

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Browns improving as they enter key stretch

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The Browns are showing some signs of life as they begin a stretch that could be pivotal for head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Does Heckert have a future with the Browns?

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo argues that for the sake of consistency, Browns GM Tom Heckert should be given the opportunity to finish what he started.

NFL owners unanimously approve Browns' Haslam as owner

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
NFL owners swiftly approved the ownership of Jimmy Haslam III of the Browns Tuesday morning. The vote was unanimous.

Report: Fujita may have career-ending injury

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Browns LB Scott Fujita may have a career-ending neck injury, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Browns top Bengals for first win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and the Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak, beating the Bengals 34-24 Sunday.

Key matchup: Browns return game vs. Bengals coverage units

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Stopping Browns RS Joshua Cribbs will be a top priority for Cincinnati, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes.

Browns place WR Norwood on new I.R. list

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Browns signed WR Josh Cooper from the practice squad and placed WR Jordan Norwood on injured reserve with the designation to return.

Haden's return big boost for Browns 'D'

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
We hear Browns CB Joe Haden appears primed to make the most of a season shortened by his four-game ban. 

Can the Browns turn their season around?

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
What do the Browns need to do to turn around their season? PFW contributor Steve DiMatteo offers up a few ideas.

Goodell's letter to Browns LB Fujita

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced Scott Fuijta's bounty suspension from three games to one. Here's the letter he wrote to Fujita.

Browns' defense getting all-too-familiar with adversity

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Browns’ defense has had to deal with adversity at too many turns in 2012, with MLB D'Qwell Jackson's injury the latest blow.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Cruz, Bradshaw lead Giants past Browns

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Victor Cruz and Ahmad Bradshaw set career bests Sunday in leading the Giants to a 41-27 victory over the winless Browns.

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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