By LG

The Cleveland Browns have done very little this off-season to resign safety TJ Ward. Ward made it to the Pro-Bowl last season and is one of the top 3 safeties in the NFL. Cleveland could have made Ward a deal before he was able to talk to other teams, but they didn’t.

Cleveland doesn’t seem to do much to show players who have given their all, feel very important. It isn’t like the Browns have their backs against the wall with no cap space. Cleveland is cap rich, and we get the feeling this is the way Haslam wants to keep it.

Ward gets a bad rap because of his pass coverage, we think he has improved in every season he was with the Browns. He had a pick six in the Buffalo game, which helped the team seal the win.

TJ Ward is one of the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL. We saw it first hand when the Browns played the New England Patriots last season. You have to wonder what the team is thinking. Could they resign Ward before teams can make him a formal offer on Tuesday?

Only time will tell. I think the new coach Mike Pettine wants to bring in his guy from the Bills. It happens all the time in Cleveland. The Browns have changed coaching personnel so many times in the past few years, it’s a wonder any player has been here for more than two years.

Losing Ward to the Lions is a bad deal. Cleveland needs to resign him and they need to get it done quickly.

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Dave

    Kinda/sorta/semi agree with you. Smarter move would have been to franchise Ward and make him prove his performance/health weren’t a fluke this year. However, the lack of urgency with Ward may mean a deal is in place for Jairus Byrd. To me, Byrd is an upgrade regarding game changing ability. Also, his being familiar with Pettine’s defensive scheme would shorten the learning curve of the entire defense. My regret is that we weren’t able to “tamper” enough with Sam Shields to get him in Cleveland

     
  2. marty

    Mike Pettine is going to be nothing more than a Jack— in the NFL. Picking players from Buffalo to come to Cleveland. I don’t see the talent in Buffalo. Mike Pettine’s experience is of his former team. Jackson was one of the best, Ward was one of the best, and Ward was going on a path to being the best. Taking a 32yr old in free agency, will be a major mistake. I was right about Weedon they day the browns drafted him. In fairness to everyone, taking weedon a lot of fans agreed he was a bust. The Browns should get a experience QB behind Hoyer. Sammy Watkins should be our 1st pick. He’ll solve some of our major concerns. There is no one in Buffalo that impresses me. Except maybe their QB that came from Cleveland.

     

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