Browns place S Ward on IR

The Cleveland Browns placed safety T.J. Ward on injured reserve Thursday.

Ward appeared in eight games in 2011, all starts, and tallied 28 tackles and one sack.

The 25-year-old has been sidelined with a foot injury suffered in the Browns' 30-12 loss to the Houston Texans on November 6th.

Ward started all 16 games as a rookie in 2010, recording 95 tackles and two incterceptions.

To fill Ward's roster spot the Browns promoted wide receiver Rod Winsor from the practice squad.