Cleveland.com by Mary Kay Cabot
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Browns All-Pro safety T.J. Ward revealed Thursday that the new Browns’ brass really didn’t want him back. “Quotes get misunderstood all the time,” Ward tweeted in reference to a Sirius XM NFL Radio interview he did Thursday. “Just FYI. Cleveland offered me nothing. Boom! There u have it.#GoBroncos.”
Ward, a 2013 second-team All-Pro honoree, signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos worth $22.5 million, including $5 million guaranteed. The Lions, 49ers and Jets were also talking to him, a source said. The Browns, meanwhile, signed ninth-year safety and two-time Pro Bowler Donte Whitner to a four-year deal worth $28 million.