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T.J. Ward

28-Year-Old Safety – Denver Broncos

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ward joined the Broncos last season after a career-year in 2013 with the Browns, but he failed to live up to his 112-tackle level of that season despite playing only one fewer game. He had 74 total ta...

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2015 ADP:  356.5

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 200   DOB: 12/12/1986  College: Oregon  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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T.J. Ward Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $22.5 million deal with the Broncos in March 2014.

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T.J. Ward NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 23 Cle 16 105 80 25 0 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Cle 8 38 27 11 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Cle 14 68 50 18 1 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Cle 16 112 75 37 1.5 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Den 15 74 60 14 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

T.J. Ward – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

1003

Defensive Snaps in 2014

T.J. Ward was on the field for 1003 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

T.J. Ward was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 984 19
2013 1050 77
2014 1003 4
T.J. Ward 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Ind 74 4 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 KC 86 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Sea 78 0 8 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ari 58 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @NYJ 60 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SF 65 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 SD 62 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NE 84 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Oak 63 0 7 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @StL 65 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Mia 62 0 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @KC 45 0 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Buf 80 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @SD 66 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Cin 55 0 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Oak
17 Ind 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for T.J. Ward
As Compared To Other Safeties
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Weight:   200 lbs
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T.J. Ward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ward (neck) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts, the Broncos' official site reports.

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Ward (neck) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

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Ward (neck) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Ward (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the Denver Post reports.

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Ward has been diagnosed with a neck strain and is day-to-day.

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Ward's X-rays on his neck came back negative after he left Monday's game against the Bengals on a cart, Troy Renck of The Denver Post reports.

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Ward had seven tackles and an interception Sunday against the Raiders.

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Ward had eight tackles during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

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Ward had eight tackles, including a sack, during Sunday's loss at Seattle.

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Ward had three tackles (two solo) and defended one pass Sunday against the Colts.

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2014

Ward saved his best season for the last year of his rookie contract in Cleveland, staying healthy for the first time in three years and piling up 112 tackles (75 solo), 1.5 sacks and two interceptions, scoring one touchdown off an interception and scoring another on a fumble recovery. Cleveland was unable or unwilling to re-sign Ward in free agency, allowing him to bolt for the Broncos, where he will step in as starter alongside Rahim Moore. With two seasons of triple-digit tackles in his four-year career, there's reason to believe Ward can make it to 100 tackles again this year. Denver played the 10th-most snaps last year on defense last year (1,074), and Ward should see plenty of tackle opportunities since opponents will need to throw often if they hope to keep up with Peyton Manning. The only worry with Ward is his durability he missed eight games in 2011 and two in 2012.

2013

Ward was a hit as a rookie in 2010, finishing with 105 tackles and two interceptions, but he has just 106 tackles since then, largely due to missing 10 games between 2011 and 2012. While he'll always be an injury worry, Ward should be in position to make more plays than in the past because the Browns should have a good pass rush with Barkevious Mingo, Jabaal Sheard, Paul Kruger, Ahtyba Rubin, Desmond Bryant and Phil Taylor in the front seven.

2012

Ward was one of the most disappointing IDPs last year, though his decline was mostly due a season-derailing foot injury rather than poor play. He was a big deal in his 2010 rookie season, finishing with 123 tackles (95 solo) and two interceptions, but he totaled just 39 stops (28 solo) and no interceptions in eight games in 2011. He should be considered a decent DB pick heading into 2012 given that he had the offseason and the final eight weeks of last year to recover. But he had injury issues in college and tends to play more recklessly than a player with his build probably should he plays like a strong safety but looks more like a cornerback at 5-10, 200, so he opens himself up to a fair amount of punishment.

2011

Many wrote off Ward as a reach when the Browns took him 38th overall a year ago, but his play quickly cast doubt on such sentiments. He finished his rookie year as a 16-game starter, accumulating 123 tackles (95 solo), 10 passes defended, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Although he turns and runs in coverage better than some cornerbacks, Wards highly aggressive and somewhat reckless style of play is in the mold of an enforcer rather than a center fielder. Despite his free safety positional technicality, Ward is clearly the sort who would rather deal a big hit than sit back in a deep zone. Unfortunately, that sort of mentality could ultimately make him an injury risk. In the meantime, expect Ward to make another run at the triple-digit tackle mark.

2010

The 38th overall selection in the 2010 draft, Ward might be the best IDP option among this years crop of rookie DBs. Hes considered to be an excellent hitter but has cornerback speed. And he landed with Cleveland a team thats perilously thin in the backfield. Its not hard to imagine Eric Mangini using Ward both in coverage and run support and on the blitz, much as he used Kerry Rhodes with the Jets.