Ward collected eight tackles and forced and recovered a fumble in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Ward latched onto a Mohamed Sanu reception and tore it away for his second forced fumble in as many weeks. The enforcer safety, who is often deployed in a hybrid linebacker role, is second on the team with 27 tackles through five weeks - just one behind linebacker Brandon Marshall.
Updating a previous note, Ward (neck) returned to the field against the Bengals, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Ward went to the sidelines after suffering a neck injury early in the game but has since returned to the field. The aliment will be something to keep an eye on with Will Parks likely to see increased snaps if Ward continues to be hampered by the injury.
Ward suffered a neck injury in Week 3's tilt with the Bengals and is questionable to return, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.
The specifics of the injury are still unknown but look for more information to be released once the game concludes. In the meantime, Will Parks is slated to take over as the starting strong safety, with recently signed Shiloh Keo waiting in the wings.
T.J. Ward collected 61 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and six passes defended in 2015. He added 17 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception in the playoffs.
Ward did a bit of everything for the Denver Broncos in 2015, playing up near the line, blitzing and shadowing some of the league's top tight ends. How he'll be used in 2016 will, in part, depend on who else the Broncos employ at safety. Starter Darian Stewart and third safety David Bruton are both free agents and capable of playing center field and up in the box. Stewart will almost certainly be on a different team in 2016, while Bruton may stay on only if a starting job in Denver presents itself. Different teammates could tighten Ward's role next season.
T.J. Ward recorded seven tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed in the Denver Broncos ' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.
If not for Von Miller doing his best Lawrence Taylor impression, Ward would have had a pretty strong case for Super Bowl 50's MVP. In addition to thwarting a Carolina drive into Broncos' territory with a pick and scooping up Miller's second strip sack to all but put the game away, Ward helped keep Greg Olsen in check to the tune of 41 yards. Sure, Ward almost gave the ball back to Carolina after fumbling his interception, but history will remember him as a key cog in Denver's "No Fly Zone" and a force in Denver's dominant defensive victory.
|9||11/6/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|14||12/11/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/16||@ KC||8:30 pm|
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