Denzel Ward not practicing Thursday, Browns hopeful he can play Monday

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The Browns are holding out hope that cornerback Denzel Ward will be able to return to action against the Ravens on Monday night.

Ward has missed the last two games with a calf injury and head coach Kevin Stefanski said that Ward would not take part in Thursday’s practice. While that would seem to be a poor omen for his chances of returning to game action, Stefanski said he doesn’t think it is out of the question.

“I wouldn’t call it a long shot. . . . I’m hopeful. But I can’t peg it with a percentage,” Stefanski said, via Jake Trotter of

Stefanski also said wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge will be out on Thursday. Hodge missed last Sunday’s win over the Titans with a hamstring injury.

3 responses to “Denzel Ward not practicing Thursday, Browns hopeful he can play Monday

  1. Garrett and Vernon both are great at setting the edge, to help clog the outside lanes on those run options the ravens like to do. Denzel, on top of being an elite cover corner, is also a big contributor in stepping up to help stop outside runs as well, on top of being an elite cover corner, so his presence will be especially helpful in this matchup.

    If the ends and the corners can contain outside runs, it leaves the linebackers less encumbered and more able to focus on when lamar keeps and darts up the middle.
    So hype for this game!!

  2. Still don’t get why they didn’t take Chubb with that pick. Wouldn’t matter who you had at CB if you had Cubb and Garrett coming off he edge. ALWAYS take a great pass rusher first. Don’t draft for need at the top of the draft, just take the best. Ward is good but there have been lots of CBs taken later just as good.

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