Ward (concussion) has been cleared and will play in Sunday's Pro Bowl, Pat McManamon of ESPN reports.
Per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Ward's playing time may be limited as a result of the cornerback's two late-season concussions, but Ward himself said he is fine and there's been no indication the cornerback isn't in good health. The 2018 first-rounder is entering his first full offseason in the NFL after an impressive rookie campaign in which Ward tallied 53 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three picks in 13 games.
Ward (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Ward will have missed three of the season's final four games has he's dealt with a pair of concussions. The 21-year-old will finish his rookie season with 53 tackles (41 solo), three interception and a forced fumble in 13 games. Terrence Mitchell and Phillip Gaines should see increased snaps at cornerback in his absence.
Ward (concussion) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Ward missed two weeks with a concussion before returning in Week 16 versus the Bengals, and he suffered another concussion in that contest. Nevertheless, interim coach Gregg Williams said Ward is in better shape after this concussion than the first one. Still, the Browns have no playoff possibility so playing Ward could be risking further complications.
Ward missed two games after his first concussion, but the team is hopeful to have him back for the season finale against the Ravens in Week 17. The Browns are eliminated from the playoffs and don't have much reason to push Ward to play if he's not 100 percent ready. Despite that, Ward should be considered questionable with a decent chance to see the field versus Baltimore.
Ward sustained a concussion during Sunday's 26-18 win over the Bengals, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Ward previously suffered a concussion two weeks ago, and now reenters the league-mandated concussion protocol. The nature of such injuries could warrant the Browns to shut down the rookie first-round pick for their last game of the season, versus the Ravens on Sunday, in which case Terrance Mitchell would slot into the starting lineup.
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