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Strong Safety Age: 33 Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#38 overall), 2010 College: Oregon Agent(s): Josh Arnold (Synergy Sports International)

Buccaneers – The Athletic

Player Status: Inactive
  • Current Contract

    T.J. Ward signed a 1 year, $4,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In , Ward will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a cap hit of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $3,000,000 $875,000 $750,000 $4,625,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $1,625,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $4,625,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $1,625,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $4,625,000
    2018 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3M guaranteed
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $62,500 ($1M, 14 LTBE)
    • Playing Time Incentives:
      $250,000 each for 60%, 70%, 80%
    • Playoff Bomus: $250,000

    Previous Contracts

    2017-2017 Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2017 Player contract details by year - $1,250,000 - $1,250,000 -($0)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $302,000 $2,075,000 - - - - - $2,377,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - $973,000 $1,378,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $490,000 - - $50,000 - - - $540,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - $50,000 - - - $680,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - - $7,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $3,764,705 - $2,352,941 - - - - $6,117,646
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - - - - - $4,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $750,000 - - - $750,000 $4,500,000
    8 seasons $15,091,705 $7,075,000 $3,102,941 $100,000 - - $1,723,000 $27,092,646
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,827,000 $2,075,000 - $100,000 - - - $4,975,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,264,705 $5,000,000 $2,352,941 - - - - $17,617,646
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $750,000 - - - - $4,500,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/24/2017, $9,115

      Taunting against Miami (MIA)


    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $9,115

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct (slamming Julian Edelman NE) to the ground


    • Player contract details by year 11/21/2015, $10,000

      Fighting with Jeremy Maclin (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/13/2015, $17,363

      Defenseless hit against T.Y. Hilton (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 11/13/2015, $5,787

      Uniform violation (untucked jersey)


    • Player contract details by year 09/03/2015, 1 game $382,352

      Violating the league's Personal Conduct policy


    • Player contract details by year 11/23/2012, $25,000

      for helmet-to-helmet hit on Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree


    • Player contract details by year 10/06/2010, $15,000

      Helmet to helmet hit against Jordan Shipley


    • TOTAL: $473,732

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2017 TB 12 12 5 409 0.384 42 31 11
    2016 DEN 14 14 14 988 0.867 1 87 69 18 3 1
    2015 DEN 12 12 12 707 0.688 2 61 50 11 2
    2014 DEN 15 15 15 1003 0.937 2 74 60 14 2
    2013 CLE 16 16 16 1114 0.969 1.5 112 75 37 2
    2012 CLE 14 14 14 981 0.959 1 68 50 18 3 1
    2011 CLE 8 8 8 1 38 27 10 1
    2010 CLE 16 16 16 123 80 25 1 2
    Totals 107 107 100 5,202 - 9 605 442 144 10 8