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Arizona Cardinals sign veteran T.J. Ward to practice squad

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The Arizona Cardinals are working on improving their secondary that has been beset by injury.

The team has agreed to bring on veteran T.J. Ward to the practice squad.

From the team:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed safety T.J. Ward to the practice squad and has released offensive lineman Rick Leonard from the practice squad.

Ward (5-11, 200) is a two-time Pro Bowl selection (2013-14) who has played in 107 games (99 starts) with Tampa Bay (2017), Denver (2014-16), and Cleveland (2010-13) in his NFL career. An eight-year veteran, Ward has 607 tackles (458 solo), eight interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 8.5 sacks and 44 passes defensed. He entered the league with Cleveland as a second-round selection (38th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oregon. The 33-year old Ward has also played in four postseason games, helping Denver win Super Bowl 50 following the 2015 season.

Ward will wear jersey #25.

Welcome to the desert, T.J.