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53 Jihad Ward DE

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December 5, 2020 07:24 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Activated off COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

November 26, 2020 05:44 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Shifting to COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2020 12:44 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Sticking in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 23, 2020 06:00 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Finishes with rotational role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 12, 2019 08:24 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Suiting up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 11, 2019 03:08 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2019 08:08 PM
Ravens' Jihad Ward: Joining Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 1, 2019 05:56 PM
Jihad Ward: Waived by Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was waived by the Colts on Tuesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Ward played 29 defensive snaps in three games this season (he was a healthy scratch Week 3) and did not record a tackle. DT Trevon Coley was signed to bolster the Colts' depth on the defensive line.

July 18, 2019 12:52 AM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Returns to action in minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (ankle) participated in June minicamp, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Ward missed the final nine games of the season after suffering ligament damage to his left ankle in Week 7. The 25-year-old appears as though he'll enter training camp fully healthy.

October 27, 2018 12:56 AM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Ward suffered ligament damage to his left ankle during a win over the Bills in Week 7, and the third-year defensive tackle will now focus his efforts on recovering for the 2019 season. Hassan Ridgeway will serve as the primary backup to Denico Autry for the rest of the season.

October 27, 2018 01:28 PM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Won't play Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Ward never had a chance to play Sunday after sustaining ligament damage in his left ankle during Indianapolis' win over the Bills in Week 7. The 24-year-old had earned a key rotational role in the Colts' defense, but he appears to be facing an extended absence from the field. Hassan Ridgeway should benefit from an increased defensive role in Ward's absence going forward.

October 23, 2018 07:28 PM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Dealing with ligament damage in ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward revealed Tuesday that he sustained a severe left ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Bills, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Ward was unable to return after exiting with the injury, which he suggested involved damage to both his "bones and ligaments." It's a disappointing setback for Ward, who had made an impression in a rotational role with three sacks in six games. The 24-year-old seems likely to be placed on injured reserve in the coming days, though the Colts haven't announced their plans just yet.

October 21, 2018 08:56 PM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Out for remainder of Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Bills, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Previous suspicions were confirmed once Ward was officially ruled out. The Colts will likely provide a clearer timeframe for a return following the contest. As for now, Grover Stewart figures to assume Ward's role.

October 21, 2018 01:40 PM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Carted off field in early stages
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Bills with an apparent ankle injury and is questionable to return, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

The extent of Ward's ankle issue is still unknown, but it's unlikely Ward will return following the need of a medical cart. More details regarding the severity of Ward's injury should emerge as the game progresses.

September 14, 2018 08:32 AM
Colts' Jihad Ward: Joins Colts' active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was signed to the Colts 53-man roster Thursday.

Ward was let go by the Cowboys at roster cutdowns. He was subsequently signed to the Colts practice squad, and didn't have to wait long before joining the active roster. The 24-year-old should play a reserve role on Indianapolis' defensive line, and had 33 total tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery over the past two seasons in Oakland.

April 29, 2018 10:20 PM
Cowboys' Jihad Ward: Sent to Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was traded from Oakland to Dallas for wideout Ryan Switzer.

Ward suited up for just five games in 2017, posting two tackles (one solo) and one sack. The third-year pro wouldn't see many snaps in Dallas as a defensive end, so he'll likely bump to defensive tackle, where he'll work in a reserve role in 2018.

December 14, 2017 03:52 PM
Raiders' Jihad Ward: Full participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (foot) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Ward has missed nine straight games due to a lingering foot injury but now looks ready to return to action. Whether Ward is activated as a part of the Raiders' 53-man roster Sunday remains to be seen, but he at least appears healthy enough to play if called upon.

December 10, 2017 12:24 PM
Raiders' Jihad Ward: Inactive for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (foot) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Ward has only suited up three times this season, playing just 35 defensive snaps and posting no notable stat line. The second-year pro is a depth defensive lineman anyway, so his absence doesn't shake up the Raiders' defense.

December 8, 2017 05:00 PM
Raiders' Jihad Ward: Unlikely to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's tilt against the Chiefs.

Ward is now slated to miss his ninth consecutive game, though his continued absence hasn't had much of an impact on the Raiders' defense with starting defensive ends Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards staying healthy.

August 22, 2017 11:48 PM
Raiders' Jihad Ward: Activated from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (foot) was taken off the Raiders' Physically Unable to Perform list after passing a physical Monday, freelance NFL reporter Adam Caplan reports.

Ward underwent minor foot surgery in June, but has been out of a walking boot since early August. The 23-year-old had an up-and-down rookie season in 2016 and will likely play a backup role in the Raiders' defensive-line rotation to start the upcoming campaign.

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Sun 09/13vs CLEW 38-615600000
Sun 09/20@ HOUW 33-1602200000
Mon 09/28vs KCL 20-3420200000
Sun 10/04@ WASW 31-1700000000
Sun 10/11vs CINW 27-300000000
Sun 10/18@ PHIW 30-2811210000
Sun 11/01@ BALL 28-2400000000
Sun 11/08@ INDL 24-1000000000
Sun 11/15@ NEL 17-2300000000
Sun 11/22@ BALL 30-2400000000
Tue 12/08vs DALW 34-1710110000
Mon 12/14@ CLEW 47-4201100100
Sun 12/20@ BALL 14-4000000000
Sun 12/27vs NYGW 27-1310110000
Sun 01/03@ CINW 38-310100100
Sun 01/10@ TENW 20-1330300000
Sat 01/16@ BUFL 3-1700000000
Career Defensive Stats
Total511459 31.028 800-03

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