The Denver Post
For the first time since at least 2009, Brian Dawkins’ first season in Denver, the Broncos have a thumper in the back end of their secondary. The Broncos have agreed to terms with former Cleveland Browns strong safety T.J. Ward, who is coming off a Pro Bowl season.
Ward will sign a four-year contract for $23 million — with $14 million guaranteed. Ward, 27, was a second-round draft pick from Oregon by the Browns in 2010. Cleveland’s general manager at the time, Tom Heckert, is now the Broncos’ director of pro personnel. “He’s a young, explosive strong safety who is going to bring a lot of energy and toughness to our secondary,” John Elway said in a statement.