Ward (foot) was taken off the Raiders' Physically Unable to Perform list after passing a physical Monday, freelance NFL reporter Adam Caplan reports. Ward underwent minor foot surgery in June, but has been out of a walking boot since early August. The 23-year-old had an up-and-down rookie season in 2016 and will likely play a backup role in the Raiders' defensive-line rotation to start the upcoming campaign.
Ward (foot) is close to returning to practice, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports. Ward, who's bouncing back from foot surgery, is out of his walking boot and was pushing sleds on the sidelines during Sunday's practice. It doesn't look like he'll remain on the PUP list much longer. When cleared to play, he'll compete with Denico Autry and Branden Jackson for reps behind Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards.
Ward (foot) has not yet returned to practice, but he was recently seen without his walking boot, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Ward is recovering from foot surgery he underwent in June. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp and is not expected to be medically cleared to return until at least mid-August. As a rookie, Ward roamed the field on 61 percent of the team's defensive snaps and recorded 30 tackles in the process.
Ward (foot) remains in a walking boot as of Monday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. After undergoing foot surgery in June, Ward's placement on the PUP list Saturday was expected, as he won't take the practice field until mid-August, at the earliest. As a rookie in 2016, he tallied 30 tackles (16 solo) and one fumble recovery while picking up nearly 61 percent of the defensive snaps. Thus, if his absence extends into the regular season, Mario Edwards (undisclosed) could be the beneficiary at defensive end.
Ward (foot) is expected to return to the field in mid-August but the Raiders are not going to rush his return, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Ward underwent minor foot surgery earlier this week and while he won't be available at the beginning of training camp, the Raiders are confident he'll be back before the start of the regular season. His absence from the field will give other reserve defensive linemen an opportunity for more reps in the hopes of landing a spot on the 53-man roster.
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