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Oakland's Ward dealing with left leg injury

By Mike Guerrelli
Jul 6, 2017
Oakland Raiders Jihad Ward

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Defensive end Jihad Ward #95 of the Oakland Raiders waits for a play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter on October 16, 2016 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 26-10. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
  • Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward recently posted a photo of himself with a cast on his lower left leg. It appears Ward had surgery on the leg sometime in June.
  • Ward struggled his rookie season, posting a 37.7 overall PFF grade that was the lowest of all 127 interior defensive lineman that qualified in 2016.
  • Ward has some upside as an interior pass-rusher — his 27 total quarterback pressures (0 sacks, 9 hits, 18 hurries) were the 17th-most of any 3-4 defensive end last season.

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