Strong safety T.J. Ward is headed for injured reserve after suffering a bone bruise on his knee Sunday in the third quarter of the Browns’ 38-21 loss to the Washington Redskins, a league source confirmed this afternoon for the Beacon Journal.
The Browns are expected to announce some roster moves this evening.
Ward, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, started all 14 games this season and compiled 68 tackles, including a sack, three forced fumbles, one interception and four passes defensed. His 2011 season was also cut short after he sprained his right foot in Week 8 and missed the final eight games.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Ward set up the Browns’ first touchdown against the Redskins when he intercepted a pass tipped by cornerback Sheldon Brown and returned it 37 yards to Washington’s 6-yard line. Rookie running back Trent Richardson rushed for a 6-yard touchdown on the following play.