Today the Cleveland media outlets talked with T.J. Ward who is performing like a Pro-Bowler this year, and asked him about his contract situation. While he understands this is a business, he did say that he hopes to remain a Brown.
“You can’t block that out,” Ward said Tuesday. “I spent four years here and I’ve given a lot to this team and this city and they’ve given a lot to me, so you can’t completely block it out, but I try to stay focused on the task and one week at a time and finish it off right.”
“I definitely want to be back,” he said. “I like my team. I love my teammates. I love being in this city. I love the organization. We haven’t had many wins, but I think we’re building something here, and I think it’s being built the right way. When you start something, I’m a person that wants to finish things and I want to finish things on a winning note. I want to play in the playoffs here, I want to bring this city a championship. I’ve been doing everything in my power to help this team win so I definitely want to see that through.”
The Browns need to find a way to lock up Ward, because he has been one of their better players on the defense. He has become a better play maker under their new defensive coordinator Ray Horton.