T.J. 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 Denver 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.
Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward has six tackes, two sacks and a forced fumble Sunday against the Minnesota 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.
Ward started 15 games for Denver last year and contributed to 74 tackles.
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 are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.
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