#Browns SS T.J. Ward headed to IR with bone bruise on knee, league source confirms. Expect some roster moves announced later today.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) December 18, 2012
Per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal, the Cleveland Browns secondary took yet another hit this week as strong safety TJ Ward appears to be heading towards a season-ending placement on the Injured Reserve.
This news comes in addition to the team’s recent waiving of cornerback Dimitri Patterson. Ulrich expects that an announcement will be made regarding the roster spot, but with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on the horizon, anything shy of Champ Bailey and Ronnie Lott being added to the team’s 53-man will leave the Browns at a considerable disadvantage.
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