Denzel Ward back on the field, hungry to extend Browns season another week

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Ward’s looking to provide the defense with a boost against one of its toughest opponents of the season

Denzel Ward: “I was excited just being back on the football field.”

Denzel Ward never thought he’d watch the two biggest wins of his Browns career from his couch.

Ward, who missed the last two games due to contracting COVID-19, was gutted as he turned on the TV to watch the Browns in back-to-back weeks from home. He was one of several Browns players who spent time on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and he had no choice but to spend time away from the team as it embarked on meeting its regular season goal of making the playoffs.

Ward’s shutdown work as a cornerback and the leader of the secondary helped put them in position, but when the “win or go home” situations finally hit the Browns, Ward couldn’t contribute.

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