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NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 10-1-0
3-1-0 8-3-0
0-2-0 7-4-0
1-2-0 7-5-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 31 2.0 1 0 0

Top Jihad Ward News

  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Late-week upgrade

    Ward (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Ward went from DNP to limited, then finished the week with a full practice. The veteran defensive end should see an increased workload Sunday against the Bears with Leonard Williams (knee) out.

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  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Logs limited session Thursday

    Ward (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    It's a step in the right direction for Ward, who returned to practice in a limited fashion Thursday after he missed Wednesday's session while tending to a knee issue. Ward's activity during Friday's practice should provide more clarity regarding his Week 4 availability, but for the time being, it looks like rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux is in line to receive more snaps at linebacker for New York now that he's healthy.

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  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Ward (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    Ward played a season-low 66 percent of the team's defensive snaps during Monday's loss to the Cowboys and presumably tweaked his ankle as well. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but he'll have two more opportunities to practice before the team has to make a decision on his status for Week 4.

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  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Submits another full practice

    Ward (undisclosed) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Ward suffered an unspecified injury in mid-August, but he has submitted back-to-back full practices and will likely be available to make his Giants debut in Week 1. The veteran defensive end was a solid rotational player with both Baltimore in 2020 and Jacksonville in 2021 and will look to serve a similar role with New York in 2022.

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  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Practices in full Tuesday

    Ward (undisclosed) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    Ward left a mid-August practice and was sidelined for the team's preseason finale due to the undisclosed injury, but he's since returned to practice and could be available for Week 1. Wednesday's official injury report should provide better clarity on the defensive lineman's availability for the season opener.

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  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Out for preseason finale

    Ward (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's preseason finale against the Jets, Jordan Raanan of reports.

    Ward left practice a couple weeks ago with an undisclosed injury and has remained sidelined since. His status for Week 1 of the regular season remains unclear.

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  • Giants' Jihad Ward: Exits practice with possible injury

    Ward left the field with medical staff during practice Sunday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

    It's unclear what caused Ward's exit, but he didn't return after departing. Elerson Smith also left the field with an apparent foot/ankle issue Sunday, per Tom Rock of Newsday, leaving the Giants thin at the linebacker position.

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  • 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 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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Player Bio

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