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Free Agency 2014: T.J. Ward drawing interest from about 12 teams

Browns free agent T.J. Ward is a solid, hard-hitting safety, that's drawing interest from about 12 teams.

John Grieshop

There are approximately 12 teams that have "expressed interest" or "inquired" about Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward, according to Aaron Wilson via the National Football Post. Ward is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.

Ward, a former second-rounder out of Oregon during the 2010 NFL draft, recorded 325 tackles, five picks and five forced fumbles during his four seasons with the Browns.

The only known team connected to Ward are the Detroit Lions.

"With the Lions releasing Louis Delmas earlier in the offseason, adding Ward to go along with Glover Quin would really solidify the safety position," writes Sean Yuille with SB Nation's Pride of Detroit.

Much the same as any free agent from another team, we don't see Ward generating much interest in Cincinnati. Reggie Nelson, who will see a pretty nice uptick in annual salary, has two years remaining on his current deal. The team also liked the development and growth with third-year safety George Iloka, who led the secondary with 67 tackles. He also added an interception, two forced fumbles, a recovery and eight passes defensed.