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Top Jihad Ward News

  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Signs with Giants

    Ward signed a contract with the Giants on Monday.

    Ward has spent time with the Raiders, Colts, Ravens and most recently the Jaguars since being selected by Las Vegas with the 44th overall pick in the 2016 Draft. He'll reunite with defensive coordinator Don Martindale, who held the same role during their time together in Baltimore. Under Martindale, Ward registered four sacks across 21 regular season games.

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  • Jaguars' Jihad Ward: Activated off COVID-19 list

    Ward (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

    Ward tested positive for the virus Monday, but he was able to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols in time to be active for Week 17. In Week 16, Ward registered a season-high five tackles and notched his second sack of the season.

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  • Jaguars' Jihad Ward: Moves to COVID list

    Jacksonville placed Ward on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Ward had five tackles and his second sack of the season in Sunday's loss to the Jets, but he now looks at risk of missing a Week 17 matchup with the Patriots. Fellow outside linebackers Josh Allen (illness), Lerentee McCray (illness), K'Lavon Chaisson (illness) and Jordan Smith (illness) are also on the COVID list, leaving Jacksonville short on depth.

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  • Jaguars' Jihad Ward: Signs in Jacksonville

    Ward agreed to a one-year contract with the Jaguars on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The 2016 second-round pick will head to his fourth team since entering the league. Ward played 10 games for the Ravens last year, averaging 27 snaps per contest and recording 16 tackles, three sacks and two pass breakups. Josh Allen (knee) and K'Lavon Chaisson are locked in as starters for 2021, so Ward is poised for a rotational role.

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Activated off COVID list

    Ward was officially activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    Ward has not played in a matchup since Week 6 against the Eagles, but he is set to return after being placed on reserve/COVID-19 list. The linebacker registered his first sack during his last game and will continue his typical reserve defensive duties and try to add to his total of 12 tackles (four solo).

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Shifting to COVID list

    Ward was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Ward's addition to the reserve/COVID-19 list brings Baltimore's current total to 10 players, as he joins Calais Campbell, Pernell McPhee and Brandon Williams as the only defensive players among the group. The 26-year-old hasn't made an appearance since Week 6, but in that matchup against Philadelphia, he recorded his first sack of 2020. Ward has just one special-teams snap all season, but he's fielded an average of 28.5 defensive snaps per game over his six outings.

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Sticking in Baltimore

    Ward signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

    Ward secured a rotational role in Baltimore's linebacker corps upon joining the team midway through the 2019 regular season, regularly handling a 50-plus percent snap share. He projects to handle similar duties for the 2020 campaign, which would keep him off the radar in IDP formats.

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Finishes with rotational role

    Ward recorded seven tackles, one sack and two fumble recoveries across 11 regular-season games with the Ravens in 2019.

    Ward also appeared in three games with the Colts, during which he defended one pass but was held without a tackle. The 25-year-old regularly handled 50-plus percent of snaps on defense per game during his time in Baltimore. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Suiting up Thursday

    Ward (elbow) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Jets.

    Ward was able to log a full practice Wednesday after being limited earlier in the week. Look for him to be used as a situational pass rusher in Thursday night's contest.

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Questionable for Thursday

    Ward (elbow) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Jets, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Ward practiced in full Wednesday after logging back-to-back limited sessions to begin the week, so he appears to be trending in the right direction to suit up versus the Jets on Thursday. If the 2016 second-round pick is indeed able to take the field Week 15, he stands to handle his usual 50-plus percent snap share on defense.

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  • Ravens' Jihad Ward: Joining Baltimore

    The Ravens signed Ward to their 53-man roster Monday, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.

    With Tony Jefferson suffering a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's win against the Steelers, the Ravens elected to fill the void on their roster with Ward. The 25-year-old suited up in three games for the Colts this season already, logging 29 defensive snaps. Ward is in line for a similar depth role across the Baltimore front barring injuries.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 287 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 28
School: Illinois
Experience: 7