Ward was signed to the Colts 53-man roster Thursday.
Ward was let go by the Cowboys at roster cutdowns and 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, and he posted two tackles (one solo) and one sack. The third-year pro likely wouldn't see many defensive snaps at end, so he'll 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.
|8||10/28/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|13||12/2/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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