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Update: Eagles “Not In The Mix” For Free Agent S T.J. Ward

 

Update:

Ian Rapoport reports that the Eagles are “not in the mix” for free agent S T.J. Ward, despite recent reports suggesting as much.

  • Adam Caplan reports that the Eagles have not spoken to Ward’s agent.
  • Caplan adds that Ward “doesn’t fit what they need” at the safety position.

Previous reports have mentioned that the Broncos and Jets are two other teams to watch in regards to Ward.

Ward, 27,  totaled 112 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown for the Browns last year. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 3 safety in the league last year.

We have him listed as the No. 4 player in out recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.

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Jason La Canfora reports that free agent S T.J. Ward is drawing “strong interest” from the Eagles and Lions.

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Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos will attempt to upgrade the safety position and mentions that they are expected to pursue Browns’ free agent S T.J. Ward in the coming days.

It’s worth mentioning that Broncos front office executive Tom Heckert drafted Ward while in Cleveland, so he’s more than familiar with him as a player.

Previous reports have indicated close to a “dozen” NFL teams have already reached to Ward in recent days. The Lions are reportedly among the teams with interest in Ward.

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Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that “about a dozen NFL teams” have already expressed interest or inquired about Browns’ free agent S T.J. Ward.

It was a little surprising that he didn’t hear more details regarding teams with interest in Ward given that he is widely expected to be one of the best available free agents.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the Detroit Lions are among the NFL teams who have inquiring about Browns free agent S T.J. Ward on Saturday.

Rapoport adds that the Lions are hoping to create enough cap space to go after Ward in free agency by restructuring the contract of DT Ndamukong Suh.

Suh just recently hired an agent, so there is a good chance that contract talks will pick up in the next few days.

There is no question the Lions need to improve at safety, especially now that they parted ways with Louis Delmas.