The Buccaneers waived Ward (kneecap) from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list with a non-football injury Wednesday, per NFL Communications.
Ward sustained a patellar tendon tear while working out in Mississippi in July, which eventually resulted in his placement on the list. It appears the Bucs have decided to move on, making him free to sign with another club when healthy.
Ward (knee) was placed on the reserve Non-Football Injury list after clearing waivers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ward was waived with a knee injury on Wednesday and went unclaimed. He won't count against the Buccaneers' roster limit and will likely spend the season on injured reserve or be released with an injury settlement.
The Buccaneers waived Ward (knee) with a non-football injury designation Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Ward tore a patellar tendon while working out in Mississippi last week, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. The defensive lineman has already undergone surgery and is expected to need at least four months to recover. Should he clear waivers, Ward would then revert to Tampa Bay's injured reserve.
The Buccaneers promoted Ward from the practice squad Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Buccaneers played without All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (biceps) in Monday's 24-21 loss to the Falcons and lost defensive end Robert Ayers (neck/shoulder) midway through the contest, so the addition of Ward gives the team a fresh body along the line. Even if both McCoy and Ayers are sidelined for the Bucs' final two games of the season, don't expect Ward to be a major factor in the team's line rotation.
Ward (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Panthers.
Ward was promoted from the practice squad Thursday, but he'll ultimately stay on the sidelines Sunday. His last action came in Week 9 against Atlanta, although he saw just four total snaps.
Ward was promoted from Tampa Bay's practice squad Thursday, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.
Ward was actually released by Tampa Bay in November but ultimately worked his way back to the 53-man roster due to the open spot left by Doug Martin (suspension). The undrafted free agent has only five total tackles on the season with his most recent tackle coming back in Week 5 against the Panthers.
Ward was released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday.
Ward, an undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss, appeared in five games for Tampa Bay this season and logged five total tackles along the way. Sealver Siliga, a defensive tackle formerly with the Seahawks, was signed to take his place on the active roster.
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