Ward (concussion) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Seattle, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Ward sustained his concussion during a Week 15 loss to the Cowboys, and he was deemed unavailable last Sunday as San Francisco upset Arizona on the road. A trio of full practices from Ward this week indicated he was in line for his 14th start of the season against Seattle. Now, the 29-year-old's return remains imminent as San Francisco's secondary prepares for a matchup against Russell Wilson and a a strong Seattle passing attack.
Ward (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
It's unclear if Ward has cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol. He's certainly on the right track for Sunday's game against the Seahawks after Wednesday's full practice. If the 29-year-old can, indeed, play, he'll return to a starting role at free safety. Ward will look to add to the career-high 69 tackles he's accumulated through 13 games.
Ward (concussion) has been ruled out ahead of Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Ward's concussion forced him to exit during the first half of last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, and it's now confirmed the head injury will keep him out of the Week 16 lineup. The development is no surprise given that Ward was unavailable to practice in any capacity this week. With Ward's second confirmed absence of 2020 imminent, the next man up at free safety would be Tarvarius Moore (knee), if he proves capable of overcoming his questionable designation.
Ward (concussion) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Ward is in the league's five-step concussion protocol. The 29-year-old has one more practice to get on the field, but he's trending in the wrong direction for Saturday's game versus the Cardinals. If Ward's in fact out, expect Tarvarius Moore (knee) to slot in as the 49ers' starting free safety.
Ward won't return to Sunday's game at Dallas due to a concussion, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 29-year-old sustained the injury during the second half while attempting a tackle on CeeDee Lamb. Tarvarius Moore should step in at free safety for the 49ers with Ward in the concussion protocol.
Ward (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
The 29-year-old missed Week 7 with the quadriceps injury and was questionable for this week, but he's good to go for Sunday's divisional matchup. Ward will reclaim the starting spot at free safety, while Marcell Harris or Tarvarius Moore fill in at strong safety for Jaquiski Tartt (groin).
Ward (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Ward suffered a quadriceps injury in this past Sunday's win over New Englad, and while he started the practice week as a non-participant, the veteran safety logged consecutive limited sessions to close out the week. This gives Ward a decent chance to suit up Sunday, and he'll start at free safety if he's deemed active 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. If he's held out, however, Tarvarius Moore likely will start in his place.
Ward (quadriceps) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice session, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
The 49ers' starting free safety was injured in practice last week and subsequently made unavailable for a Week 7 win over New England, but his upgraded practice status provides optimism for Sunday's matchup against Seattle. Ward has broken up just one pass through six games, though his 32 tackles put him on trajectory to compete with his career high of 65.
Ward (quadriceps) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 29-year-old picked up the injury during practice last week and sat out Sunday's win over the Patriots. Ward likely will need to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday to have a chance of retaking the field this weekend.
Ward has been ruled out for Sunday's game at New England with a strained quadriceps, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
The 29-year-old sustained the injury during Thursday's practice and won't be able to play Sunday with the quick turnaround. Tarvarius Moore is in line for the start at free safety in Ward's absence.
Ward made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Dolphins.
It was a tough outing for the 49ers' banged-up secondary, as Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns. Ward is partly accountable for that, but he had a solid day for fantasy purposes and played every defensive snap.
Ward (wrist) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
Ward popped up on the injury report with the wrist issue Wednesday, leading to a missed session Wednesday before he full participation Thursday. This is good news for the 49ers, as they'll have their starting free safety for Week 5 now that Ward appears fully healthy.
Ward (wrist) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
It's unclear when Ward picked up the wrist injury, as he racked up four tackles across 71 total snaps during Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Ward will likely have to turn in some practice time if he wants a chance to suit up in Week 5's game against Miami. If he's forced to miss action, Tarvarius Moore would be in line for the start at free safety.
Ward is re-signing with the 49ers on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
The 28-year-old expressed an interest in returning to the 49ers early in the offseason if he could remain at safety, and the team is apparently happy to oblige. Ward didn't have an interception in 13 regular-season games last season, but he had a career-high 65 tackles (51 solo), one sack and received an 84.9 grade as a safety from Pro Football Focus.
Ward, an unrestricted free agent, said that he is willing to return to San Francisco, but only if he remains a safety, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ward turned in one of the best campaigns of his six-year career, finishing the regular season with 65 tackles (51 solo), eight passes defended and a sack in 13 games following a preseason finger injury. The 2014 first-round pick served as the team's starting free safety in Robert Saleh's dominant defense after being moved back and forth between safety and corner in previous regimes. Pro Football Focus gave Ward the best grade of his career as a safety (84.9), so it's not surprising that he wants to stick at the position that gave him the most success. The 28-year-old's stipulation could limit his potential suitors in the upcoming free-agent market, but he will definitely be in demand, as good coverage safeties are tough to come by, even with Ward's checkered injury history.
Ward racked up seven tackles, one sack and one pass breakup during Monday's 36-26 victory over the Cardinals.
Ward didn't miss a snap Sunday despite a brief injury scare, and he's now averaging 5.1 tackles per game since making his season debut in Week 5. Considering that was his first sack in three years, it's unlikely there will be many more of those to follow.
Ward will draw the start at free safety for Monday's contest against Cleveland, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ward has yet to suit up in any regular-season action to date, but as evidenced by this news, will be thrust into the starting role for his 2019 debut. The 2014 first-round pick will form a daunting safety tandem with Jaquiski Tartt and will be tasked with slowing down the dynamic Cleveland offense. Even though It's a good sign for Ward's playing time that he's starting, it's still unclear if he's in line to log a majority of snaps at the position ahead of Tarvarius Moore.
Ward (hand) is not on Thursday's injury report, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Ward appears to have gotten fully healthy during the 49ers' bye week. He's on track to make his season debut versus the Browns on Sunday and will likely play a rotational or depth role in San Francisco's secondary.
Ward (hand) was officially listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Ward logged limited practice time throughout the week, suggesting he was trending in the right direction, but that's obviously not the case. Ward had been dealing with a broken finger that cost him the first two games, and now that he's out, Antone Exum is the only healthy depth safety for the game.
Ward (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
After not practicing at all Wednesday, Ward was limited in practice for the rest of the week, which does show he is trending in the right direction. However, it looks like Ward may end up being a game-time decision this weekend after missing the first two games of the regular season with a broken finger.
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