Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns strong safety T.J. Ward (43) celebrates after beating the Buffalo Bills 37-24 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Denver Broncos sign TJ Ward


The Denver Broncos are back at it signing veteran talent that will help them get back to the Super Bowl. While they’re still linked to Jared Allen, the Broncos have gone out and signed top safety target T.J. Ward from the Cleveland Browns.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos have landed the safety, who was a target before free agency opened up this afternoon.

Denver was rumored to be interested in signing Ward this offseason after the connection between the safety and the man who drafted him — Tom Heckert — was made. The Broncos may still be in play for other free agents, but Ward was a top target for most teams and he won’t be coming cheap.

Still, the Broncos needed to upgrade their defense after the atrocious Super Bowl performance they turned in, and adding Ward is a step in the right direction. It may not solve all of their defensive problems, but it comes pretty close and the team could have done worse.

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  • anon76returns

    “won’t come cheap”?
    Uh, four years averaging $5.5M is pretty cheap for a player of his caliber, and way under market value compared with the other safety signings this week.