T.J. Ward

#43 DB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 lb Age: 30 College: Oregon Bye 1

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  • Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Unhappy with playing time
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ward (hip), who posted four tackles (two solo) while playing 24 snaps in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Bills, is unhappy with his part-time role, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "You've got to talk to coach Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter, but I'm at my wits' end,'' Ward said. "I'm tired of it. ... I mean, that's not why I came here. I did not come here to rotate. I did not come here to be a part-time player." The 30-year-old worked at free safety Sunday, while Chris Conte and rookie Justin Evans manned the strong safety spot. While Ward saw significantly more playing time than starter Keith Tandy (hip) -- who only logged five snaps while returning from a two-week absence -- he remains dissatisfied with being part of a rotation after serving as a full-time starter for the majority of his seven-year career prior to arriving in Tampa. Considering the Buccaneers secondary has been among the worst in the NFL, head coach Dirk Koetter might be amenable to giving the hard-hitting safety a boost in playing time in an attempt to change things up.

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  • Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Active in Week 6
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ward (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The veteran safety will thus be available to help shore up a Bucs safety corps that is still missing starting free safety Keith Tandy (hip). Despite Ward's availability, it will be rookie Justin Evans earning a second consecutive start in Tandy's stead against the Cardinals.

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  • Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Questionable for Week 6
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ward (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Ward was able to practice as a limited participant in all three of the Bucs' sessions this week, so he would appear to have a reasonable chance of suiting up for the first time since Week 3. His presence would be particularly welcome, considering that Keith Tandy has already been ruled out against Arizona with a hip ailment of his own.

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  • Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Practices in limited fashion
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ward (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Ward has missed the last two games with the injury, but his presence on the practice field Wednesday bodes well for his chances of returning to action in Week 6. His potential return would be a welcome development for the Buccaneers defense, especially since starting safety Keith Tandy (hip) is uncertain to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals.

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  • Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Doubtful for Thursday night
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ward (hip) is listed as doubtful for Thurday's matchup with the Patriots, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ward was able to practice in a limited fashion Tuesday and Wednesday, but there's still little hope for his appearance. With starting free safety Keith Tandy (hip) listed as doubtful as well, this would have been an opportunity for Ward to work in as a starter. An extra long week of recovery following Thursday night's game bodes well for Ward, though.

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