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T.J. Ward

27-Year-Old Safety – Denver Broncos

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Knee      WED PRACTICE:   Full
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.

September 21, 2014  –  T.J. Ward News

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

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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 7 29 23 6 1 2 0 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
  1. T.J. Ward
  2. Quinton Carter
Denver Broncos

Snap Count Stats

421

Defensive Snaps in 2014

T.J. Ward was on the field for 421 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 421 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 BYE Bye Week
5 Ari 58 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NYJ 60 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 SF 65 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 SD 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NE
10 @Oak
11 @StL
12 Mia
13 @KC
14 Buf
15 @SD
16 @Cin
17 Oak

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
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T.J. Ward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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

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The Denver Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Ward on Thursday, CBS 4 in Denver reports. It is believed that the warrant was issued in relation to an incident inside a Denver strip club.

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Ward will sign with the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Ward had one of the best seasons of his career as a Brown in 2013, racking up 112 combined tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. The campaign made him one of the most highly-touted free agent safeties on the market, and he wasted no time catching on with a championship-caliber team Tuesday.
The Browns figure to have plenty of competition in free agency for Ward, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Ward finished the 2013 season with 112 tackles (75 solo), one fumble recovery, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, two touchdowns, and six passes defensed.

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Ward scored on a 51-yard fumble return in last week's game against the Bears. He also recorded nine tackles (five solo, one for loss) and had one pass defensed.

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Ward recorded nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

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Ward totaled a team-high 11 tackles (eight solo) Sunday versus the Lions.

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Ward (shoulder) is active Sunday in Minnesota, ESPN Cleveland reports.

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Ward (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

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Ward (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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 Ė 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, Wardís 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 yearís crop of rookie DBs. Heís considered to be an excellent hitter but has cornerback speed. And he landed with Cleveland ó a team thatís perilously thin in the backfield. Itís 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.