Safety T.J. Ward remains a free agent, and he’ll also remain free.
Via JoeBucsFan.com, all pending criminal charges against Ward have been dropped.
Ward had faced an allegation of felony marijuana possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia possession. There also was at one point an allegation that Ward had failed to show up in court in connection with the marijuana charge, but Ward’s lawyer insists that the allegation was false. Stephen Romine, who represents Ward, tells PFT that Ward “never failed to appear for anything,” and that law-enforcement officials “erroneously and inexplicably” alleged that Ward had failed to appear in court in October, when in fact the original charges were never filed until late December.
Ward signed with the Buccaneers after being cut by the Broncos shortly before the start of the regular season. He presumably will not face NFL discipline as a result of the incident.
The 31-year-old defensive back played an integral role in the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. He spent four years with the Browns before spending three years with the Broncos.
Last season, Ward appeared in 12 games, with four starts.