Cardinals Signing S T.J. Ward To PS, Release OL Rick Leonard

The Arizona Cardinals announced that they are signing veteran S T.J. Ward to their practice squad and releasing OL Rick Leonard from the unit. 

T.J. Ward

The full list of players on the Cardinals’ practice squad includes:

  1. DB Kentrell Brice (Injured)
  2. DE Jonathan Bullard
  3. DT Trevon Coley
  4. RB D.J. Foster (Injured)
  5. G Koda Martin
  6. WR Andre Patton
  7. WR A.J. Richardson
  8. LB Reggie Walker
  9. WR JoJo Ward
  10. RB Jonathan Ward
  11. LB Evan Weaver
  12. DB Jace Whittaker
  13. DL Michael Dogbe
  14. DB Jalen Davis
  15. K Mike Nugent
  16. TE Justin Johnson (Injured)
  17. WR Jaron Brown
  18. TE Evan Baylis
  19. S T.J. Ward

Ward, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Browns back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract with the Browns before signing a four-year, $22.5 million contract that included $13.5 million guaranteed with the Broncos in 2014.

Ward was entering the final year of his contract when the Broncos cut him loose at the start of the 2017 season. The Buccaneers later signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal.

Ward last tried out for the Jaguars in August. 

In 2017, Ward appeared in 12 games and recorded 43 tackles, no interceptions, a fumble recovery, and three pass defenses for the Buccaneers. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 58 safety out of 189 qualifying players that season.

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