The Gregg Williams era is off to a rough start as interim HC of the Cleveland Browns to say the least. They’re down 7-3 to the Kansas City Chiefs through the first quarter. Now they’ll have to endure the remaining three quarters without star rookie CB Denzel Ward.
According to Chiefs reporter BJ Kissel, Ward is heading back to the Browns locker room with a hip injury.
Ward has been one of the Browns’ top defenders this season, recording three INTs, nine passes defended, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries in his first campaign.
Ward is a serviceable tackler as well. He has 28 solo tackles – fourth most on the Browns. He also has 39 tackles, good for fifth on the team.
#Browns CB Denzel Ward is heading to the locker room.
With Damarious Randall (inactive) and EJ Gaines (being checked for concussion)…their defensive backfield is something to watch.
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) November 4, 2018
Denzel Ward left with a hip injury return questionable. #Browns
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) November 4, 2018
The Browns somewhat controversially drafted Ward No. 4 overall in the 2018 NFL draft, passing up on pass rusher Bradley Chubb in the process.
But the move paid almost immediate dividends for the Browns as Ward recorded two interceptions in the team’s opener against the Steelers.
Last week the Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson after a 2-5-1 start.