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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-Saints first-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Saints prediction

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
  The Browns, heavy underdogs again, can compete with the Saints, but their chances for the outright upset seem slim, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.  

Identifying the top 10 kickoff returners

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
As kick returners make a big impact on games, PFW talked to multiple NFL insiders and came up with the 10 best kickoff returners in the league today.

Flashback: Browns' recent Week Seven performances

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Seven contests each of the last five seasons.

Improved control key in Hodges' good start

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A little less power on his kicks and a good deal of persistence has helped Browns P Reggie Hodges to his finest season to date.  

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
  Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game, namely Saints QB Drew Brees vs. Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.  

Browns WR Cribbs should play Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Browns WR Josh Cribbs practiced on Friday and should play on Sunday against the Saints.

Report: Browns QB McCoy to start

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy will start his second consecutive game on Sunday against the Saints, according to an ESPN report.

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.        

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.  

Five questions with former Browns LB Dale Lindsey

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2 a.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with former Browns LB and current New Mexico State assistant head coach and LBs coach Dale Lindsey to get his thoughts on his nine-season career (1965-73) in Cleveland. Among the topics discussed with Lindsey, who has ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns' pass defense has tall order vs. Saints

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Browns' pass defense needs a strong showing for Cleveland to have a chance at an upset of New Orleans.

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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