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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that S T.J. Ward has agreed to a 1-year, $5 million deal with the Buccaneers. Ward probably won't be ready to start by Week 1, but that looks like starter money for 2017. We won't be surprised if Ward quickly begins to rotate in with starting safeties Chris Conte and Keith Tandy and then replaces 1 of them in the lineup. With Conte and Tandy working fairly interchangeably, Ward could step in for either. Tandy pushed Conte out of the lineup late last season, however. We'd bet on Conte losing playing time first.

Broncos S T.J. Ward returned to a full practice Tuesday, according to NFL Network, 18 days after going down with a hamstring injury. Ward still has time to get ready for the 3rd preseason game and a little more than 2 weeks before the regular season begins. As long as he can avoid any setbacks or compensatory issues, Ward should remain a solid DB option for IDP owners in fantasy football drafts.

Broncos S T.J. Ward left Friday's practice with a right hamstring injury. HC Vance Joseph said afterward that they don't yet know how serious the injury might be, according to The Denver Post. We'll keep an eye on the situation.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Raiders. He's a weak IDP option, though. S T.J. Ward was previously ruled out with a concussion.

The Broncos have ruled S T.J. Ward (concussion) and LB Brandon Marshall (hamstring) out for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. DE Derek Wolfe is also questionable with an illness. He also aggravated a neck injury in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. The team will re-evaluate him Saturday, according to The Denver Post. With most of the league playing that day and just 1 game following Denver-K.C., most IDP owners should probably opt for another D-line option.

Broncos S T.J. Ward joined the injury report Wednesday with a concussion. He played all but 2 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots and did postgame interviews, so the symptoms must have arisen later. We'll see if Ward can make it through the protocol in time to play this weekend, but he's a low-level IDP option in an exciting matchup for DB scoring with the Chiefs.

Broncos S T.J. Ward is active for tonight's game. That's not a surprise, given the team didn't even list him as questionable. But some had incorrectly tweeted that Ward was among tonight's inactives. Use him as you normally would in IDP lineups.

Broncos ILB Brandon Marshall (ankle) and S T.J. Ward (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Marshall put in a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Keep him out of your IDP lineup if you can. Ward managed a full practice Friday after limited participation the previous 2 days and appears on track to play. Ward's an IDP option, though not a top-15 type. 

Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (hamstring) are active for tonight's game against the Bengals. If you waited this long, hoping to use them in your IDP lineup, then go for it.

Broncos S David Bruton played a little more than 3 quarters of Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh with a fractured right fibula, according to He suffered the injury in a late-1st quarter collision with CB Aqib Talib. "I thought it was a bruise,'' Bruton said. "There was a sharp pain initially and it just got worse and worse throughout the game.'' HC Gary Kubiak said Bruton will miss "extensive" time. We'll see if T.J. Ward (ankle) can get back to reclaim his starting job in Week 16.

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The Broncos have ruled S T.J. Ward (ankle) out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. David Bruton (knee) is probable and should start in his place. Bruton presents decent tackle upside against a high-powered Steelers pass offense. He missed last week with his knee injury but racked up 13 tackles (10 solo) the week before.

The Broncos have ruled S T.J. Ward (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. S David Bruton, who suffered a knee injury when replacing Ward, is questionable for the game. A full-strength Bruton would offer solid IDP upside, but it's tough to bet on him unless we get word that the knee is close to 100%. Bruton missed Wednesday and Thursday workouts before putting in only a limited practice Friday. You're best off looking elsewhere for a fantasy DB in Week 14.

Broncos S David Bruton suffered a sprained MCL and PCL and a bone bruise in his left knee, according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver. Bruton started in place of S T.J. Ward against the Chargers on Sunday and led the team in tackles despite leaving early with the knee injury. The timeline means he won't be in the lineup again if Ward's not ready to return from his ankle injury against the Raiders next Sunday. We'll keep an eye on the situation for IDP owners through the week.

Broncos S David Bruton racked up a team-high 12 tackles in Sunday's win over the Chargers while filling in for S T.J. Ward (ankle), but he left early after hurting his left knee. We'll see who's starting at the back of Denver's defense for next Sunday's home matchup with the Raiders.

The Broncos have ruled out OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) and S T.J. Ward (ankle) for Sunday's game at San Diego. Missing Ware hurts the team D worse than Ward's absence, but we'd still use the Denver D in fantasy this week.

Broncos S T.J. Ward suffered a high left ankle sprain in Sunday night's win over the Patriots, according to The Associated Press. He went for an MRI Monday, but HC Gary Kubiak made it pretty clear the team expects him to miss some time. "It's going to take some work to get them back," he said, referring to Ward and DT Sylvester Williams, who suffered the same injury to his right ankle. Barring some surprising result from his MRI and physical bounce back this week, you can drop Ward in most IDP leagues for a replacement. His absence certainly won't help the Denver team D, but it's not enough to significantly alter the unit's fantasy outlook. David Bruton backs up Ward and will be an option in deeper IDP formats -- especially for a friendly Week 13 matchup with the Chargers.

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