The Cleveland Browns activated CB Denzel Ward from the PUP list on Monday, waiving WR Derrick Dillon in a corresponding move.
We have activated CB Denzel Ward from the active/PUP list and waived WR Derrick Dillon
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 15, 2022
Ward, 25, was the fourth-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played out the fourth year of a four-year, $29.165 million rookie deal he signed with the Browns in 2018 that included a $19.291 million signing bonus.
The Browns exercised Ward’s fifth-year option before signing him to an extension for five years, worth $100.5 million.
In 2021, Ward appeared in 15 games for the Browns and recorded 43 tackles, half a sack, three interceptions, and one touchdown.