After defeating the crows in the last intense confrontation between the historic rivals, brown cornerback Denzel Ward He didn’t mince words when talking about the play that led to his early departure in Week 10.

Ward, 26, was ruled out of Cleveland’s 33-31 road win in the third quarter after be surprised by a blow from Ravens offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley while trying to tackle receiver Zay Flowers in the first quarter. Ward’s injury was initially deemed a “head injury” and later labeled a “neck injury” after he cleared the concussion protocol.

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Ward reflected on Stanley’s big hit, which did not result in a flag, prompting the two-time Pro Bowler to declare that he felt the hit was a “cheap shot” before calling it like a random hit. act of aggression on game day.

“I felt like it was an unnecessary hit and it probably could have been a penalty on the play. But it’s football, things happen, everything is fine, I don’t wish anyone any harm,” Ward said.

Despite missing most of Sunday’s game, Ward managed to join the Browns to practice ahead of Week 11, logging limited and full sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

In Week 11, Ward and Cleveland will move on to another rivalry game against the Steelers.

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