5'11'' / 195 lbs
Ward (hip) was a full participant at practice Thursday.
After he missed both of Houston's first two games, it looks like Ward will be available to suit up for Week 3. He figures to start at safety at Jacksonville.
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Ward (hip) was able to practice Wednesday, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.
It's not clear if Ward was able to practice in full, but he did partake in individual drills. Either way, it's a sign of progression in the veteran safety's recovery, as he's missed each of the team's first two games and had yet to practice since suffering the injury. He should still be considered questionable for Sunday against the Jaguars.
The Texans ruled out Ward (hip) for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Ward already missed the team's Week 1 loss to Baltimore and will now have to wait at least another week before making his debut with the Texans. With Jalen Pitre (chest) also ruled out, Houston will be without both starting safeties, and M.J. Stewart and Eric Murray will likely start instead.
Ward (hip) is not practicing Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Ward was unable to suit up Week 1 against the Ravens and appears to still not be ready to take the field. The veteran safety will likely need to return to practice Thursday if he's going to suit up against the Colts on Sunday. However, if he's unable to, Eric Murray should get the start at strong safety again.
Ward (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the Ravens, Jonathan Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Ward was previously deemed day-to-day with a groin injury, but the team's injury report lists him out with a hip injury. The veteran safety, who followed head coach DeMeco Ryans from San Francisco to Houston in the offseason, will get his next opportunity to make his Texans debut in Week 2 against the Colts.
Ward (groin) is considered day-to-day prior to the Texans' Week 1 matchup with the Ravens on Sunday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Ward did not practice Wednesday as he continues to nurse a groin injury that has been bothering him this past week. The safety still has two more chances to return to practice ahead of Houston's regular season opener with Baltimore.
Ward did not practice Monday due to a groin injury, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Ward recently underwent a dental procedure and has been managing a lingering groin injury. The Texans are counting on the veteran safety to handle starting role in Sunday's regular-season opener at Baltimore, meaning his status needs to be mentored closely. If Ward can't go Week 1, Lamar Jackson and his revamped receiving corps could have an easier time airing it out against depth options Eric Murray and M.J. Stewart.
Ward agreed to a contract with the Texans on Monday, DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN reports.
Ward's deal won't become official until the new league year begins Wednesday, and the exact terms have yet to be disclosed. The veteran safety spent his first nine seasons in San Francisco, racking up 200 tackles over the past three campaigns. Ward will reunite with DeMeco Ryans, who will serve as Houston's head coach after spending the previous two seasons as the 49ers' defensive coordinator.
Ward finished with 50 tackles (38 solo), three interceptions and a forced fumble across 12 regular-season games with the 49ers in 2022.
Ward turned in another solid season in red and gold, this time playing both free safety and nickel corner. The 31-year-old was not thrilled about the position change, as he felt he should remain at free safety over Tashaun Gipson, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Ward has proven effective at both safety and corner during his nine-year tenure with the 49ers, but it sounds like he is ready to test the free-agent market as a free safety.