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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Player Updates

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Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Pounces on fumble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward had three tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery against the Saints on Sunday.

Ward logged just 39 defensive snaps Sunday, and that's pretty high this season, seeing as he has only played more than 40 defensive snaps once this season. He continues to make it difficult for fantasy owners to deploy him, since he's the No. 3 safety in Tampa Bay.

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Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Unhappy with playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (hip), who posted four tackles (two solo) while playing 24 snaps in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Bills, is unhappy with his part-time role, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "You've got to talk to coach Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter, but I'm at my wits' end,'' Ward said. "I'm tired of it. ... I mean, that's not why I came here. I did not come here to rotate. I did not come here to be a part-time player."

The 30-year-old worked at free safety Sunday, while Chris Conte and rookie Justin Evans manned the strong safety spot. While Ward saw significantly more playing time than starter Keith Tandy (hip) -- who only logged five snaps while returning from a two-week absence -- he remains dissatisfied with being part of a rotation after serving as a full-time starter for the majority of his seven-year career prior to arriving in Tampa. Considering the Buccaneers secondary has been among the worst in the NFL, head coach Dirk Koetter might be amenable to giving the hard-hitting safety a boost in playing time in an attempt to change things up.

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Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Active in Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Bills, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The veteran safety's status was expected after he'd logged a full practice Friday. With starting free safety Keith Tandy (hip) also active Sunday, the Buccaneers have their top four safeties at full health.

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Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Questionable for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (hip) was a full practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Ward was able to ramp up his activity level Friday, giving him a better overall practice participation report than during Week 6 prep, when he was limited for all three sessions. Ward ultimately suited up against the Cardinals last Sunday and logged three solo tackles over 36 snaps. He appears likely to take the field again versus Buffalo, and with starting free safety Keith Tandy (hip) also a full practice participant Friday, the Bucs defense could have its safety corps at full capacity in Week 7.

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Buccaneers' T.J. Ward: Active in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The veteran safety will thus be available to help shore up a Bucs safety corps that is still missing starting free safety Keith Tandy (hip). Despite Ward's availability, it will be rookie Justin Evans earning a second consecutive start in Tandy's stead against the Cardinals.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
29/17/17CHI0000
39/24/17MIN0000
410/1/17NYG0000
510/5/17NE0000
610/15/17ARI0000
710/22/17BUF0000
810/29/17CAR0000
911/5/17NO0000
1011/12/17NYJ0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1111/19/17@ MIA1:00 pm
1211/26/17@ ATL1:00 pm
1312/3/17@ GB1:00 pm
1412/10/17DET1:00 pm
1512/18/17ATL8:30 pm
1612/24/17@ CAR1:00 pm
1712/31/17NO1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Cleveland Browns1612395.028023919.523010
2011Cleveland Browns83928.0111000.0003
2012Cleveland Browns146850.018113737.03704
2013Cleveland Browns1611275.0371.525728.54415
2014Denver Broncos157460.014225527.53705
2015Denver Broncos126150.0112000.0006
2016Denver Broncos148769.018112323.02308
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers72317.060000.0002
TOTAL102587444.01438.5821126.444143
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Cleveland Browns1600100000
2011Cleveland Browns800100000
2012Cleveland Browns1400300000
2013Cleveland Browns16000015111
2014Denver Broncos1500000000
2015Denver Broncos1200200000
2016Denver Broncos1400302020
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers700001210
TOTAL1020010045341
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/200
Birthdate:
12/12/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA, USA
School:
Oregon
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: