Denzel Ward

#21 DB / Cleveland Browns / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 lb Age: 23 College: Ohio State Bye 9,20,21

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Returns from COVID list

    Denzel Ward had three tackles in Sunday's 22-17 playoff loss to Kansas City.Ward returned from a two-week absence while on the COVID-19 list. He once again was Cleveland's top cover corner and led the team with 18 passes defensed during the regular season. Ward also had 46 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble over 12 games. He has one year left on the deal he signed after being selected fourth overall in 2018, and the club has an option for 2022.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Removed from COVID-19 list

    The Cleveland Browns activated Denzel Ward and fellow cornerback Kevin Johnson from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.Ward is the team's top corner, while Johnson has worked as the nickelback for most of the season. The Browns were able to win convincingly in the wild-card round without them, though their reserve cornerbacks had some trouble covering Pittsburgh's talented wideouts. Cleveland gets an even bigger challenge this weekend in Kansas City, where Ward could be asked to shadow star receiver Tyreek Hill.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Officially out Sunday

    Denzel Ward won't be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Sunday's wild-card game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.Ward tested positive for the virus before Week 17, and he was unable to clear the necessary hurdles to return to action. Kevin Johnson faces the same fate. In turn, Terrance Mitchell (personal), who is listed as questionable but is expected to play, and Robert Jackson should start at cornerback against Pittsburgh's wealth of wide receivers.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Remains on COVID list

    Denzel Ward (illness) remains on the Cleveland Browns' reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jake Trotter of reports.The 23-year-old currently remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The cornerback still has a chance to play in Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Steelers if he becomes healthy, but it is currently unknown when that might be declared. Kevin Johnson will likely start at outside cornerback Sunday given Ward remains out,

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Out Week 17

    Denzel Ward (illness) will miss Sunday's game against the Steelers after having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.Ward could also be in jeopardy of missing the wild-card round of the playoffs if the Cleveland Browns do earn a postseason berth, given that he's tested positive for COVID-19 and cannot return for at least 10 days. Kevin Johnson could start at outside cornerback in Ward's stead.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Records six stops

    Denzel Ward had six tackles in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Giants.Ward returned from a three-week absence due to a calf injury. The cornerback is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season, leading the league with 15 passes defensed.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Set for Week 15 return

    Denzel Ward (calf) is active for Sunday night's game against the Giants, Jake Trotter of reports.Limited practice participation throughout the week hinted that Ward was trending toward his first game appearance since Nov. 22, but now it's confirmed that Cleveland will return its No. 1 cornerback to the lineup. The 2018 Pro Bowler has amassed a career-high 15 pass deflections over 10 appearances this season, surrendering four TD passes in coverage while notching a pair of interceptions.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Considered questionable

    Denzel Ward (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.Ward logged a trio of limited practices this week, providing a chance for the third-year cornerback to return to game action for the first time since Week 11. Kevin Johnson has been filling in for Ward, but now he's questionable with a groin injury as well. If neither player is cleared, Tavierre Thomas is expected to start at left cornerback.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Feels ready to return

    Denzel Ward (calf) said he feels "great," and he will return to the field Sunday against the Giants barring any setbacks, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.Ward, who missed the last three games, returned to practice this week. He ran full speed Thursday, executing all the cuts and maneuvers a cornerback needs. The third-year corner is on pace to have his best NFL season with a career-high 15 pass breakups, tied for fourth in the league.

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    Browns' Denzel Ward: Back at practice Wednesday

    Denzel Ward (calf) returned to practice Wednesday, Jake Trotter of reports.This marks Ward's first practice activity since the starting cornerback suffered a calf injury in Week 11. His level of participation in practice this week will dictate whether Ward's able to suit up Sunday against the Giants, but this is a step in the right direction regardless.