Ward was traded from Oakland to Dallas for wideout Ryan Switzer. Ward suited up for just five games in 2017, posting two tackles (one solo) and one sack. The third-year pro wouldn't see many snaps in Dallas as a defensive end, so he'll likely bump to defensive tackle, where he'll work in a reserve role in 2018.
Ward (foot) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Ward has only suited up three times this season, playing just 35 defensive snaps and posting no notable stat line. The second-year pro is a depth defensive lineman anyway, so his absence doesn't shake up the Raiders' defense.
Ward (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's tilt against the Chiefs. Ward is now slated to miss his ninth consecutive game, though his continued absence hasn't had much of an impact on the Raiders' defense with starting defensive ends Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards staying healthy.
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.
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