Ward was ejected from Sunday's game against the Chiefs for launching a helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin while he tried to block on a run play, ESPN.com reports. Ward also took a swing at Maclin while they were on the ground, and he faces a suspension from the league. The Broncos played Sunday's game without cornerback Aqib Talib, who was suspended after poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye last Sunday. The Broncos were dominated Sunday, losing 29-13 in arguably quarterback Peyton Manning's worst game of his career. If Ward, who came into Sunday's game with 47 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in seven games this season, does get hit with a suspension, David Bruton could start in his place Week 11 against the Bears.
Broncos safety T.J. Ward has six tackes, two sacks and a forced fumble Sunday against the Vikings. A huge game for Ward, who had a career-high two sacks all of last season. He's unlikely to become a big source of sacks, though he'll remain a solid tackler from the safety position.
Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward has been reinstated after serving his one-game suspension. The team has released cornerback Curtis Marsh to make room on the roster. Ward started 15 games for Denver last year and contributed to 74 tackles.
Broncos safety T.J. Ward has been suspended for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy, the NFL announced Thursday. Ward's suspension is the result of misdemeanor charges from May 2014 that were later dropped, per the Broncos' official website. Ward will miss the Broncos' season opener (Sept. 13) against the Ravens and be eligible for reinstatement Sept. 14. Ward is in his second year with Denver. In 2014, he earned his second Pro Bowl selection after he totaled 74 tackles (60 solo), two sacks and two interceptions.
The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury. David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game. The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.