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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 09/20||@ HOU||W 33-16||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 09/28||vs KC||L 20-34||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ WAS||W 31-17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs CIN||W 27-3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ PHI||W 30-28||1||1||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ BAL||L 28-24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ IND||L 24-10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ NE||L 17-23||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ BAL||L 30-24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tue 12/08||vs DAL||W 34-17||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/14||@ CLE||W 47-42||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ BAL||L 14-40||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs NYG||W 27-13||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ CIN||W 38-3||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 01/10||@ TEN||W 20-13||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 01/16||@ BUF||L 3-17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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