CB - CLE
Denzel Ward walked off the field gingerly after appearing to injure his left foot on the final day of veteran minicamp according to the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jake Furr.
Ward signed a 5 year/$100.5 million deal in the offseason and with no additional information available, fantasy managers can only hope this Cleveland being extra cautious with their expensive cornerback. Ward is coming off a second Pro Bowl year in which he tied his career high with three interceptions and recorded 43 tackles in 15 games. Ward’s situation is one to be monitored for fantasy purposes as Cleveland’s DST has the 3rd easiest strength of schedule for the upcoming 2022 season.
CB Denzel Ward has agreed to a five year, $100.5 million extension with the Cleveland Browns.
Ward, who the team used a first-round pick on in the 2018 draft, is now the NFL's highest paid cornerback of all time and will set a new market for defensive backs. He is a staple of their above-average defense, and they have secured him for the foreseeable future.
The Browns have exercised the fifth-year option of DB Denzel Ward.
Cleveland picked up Ward's fifth-year option for $13.3 million for the 2022 season. The 23-year-old DB will be under contract with the Browns for the next two seasons. He plays a key role in the Browns secondary but has missed 11 games in his first three seasons. Ward racked up 46 tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble across 12 games in 2020.
Denzel Ward and fellow cornerback Kevin Johnson were both activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
The Browns are banged up on the backend so both players are getting activated at the right time. Robert Jackson, another corner, who came off the practice squad in September, was just placed on IR as well. Ward will do his best to try and contain Tyreek Hill in Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Chiefs.
Browns CB Denzel Ward (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's Week 14 game against the Ravens.
This will be the third straight game Ward misses. His absence will be a plus for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore passing attack.