5 Cleveland Browns whose stocks are up at 2021 Bye Week

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3. Cleveland Browns CB Denzel Ward

The Cleveland Browns have to be thinking about an extension for corner Denzel Ward.

At this point, the only thing holding him back seems to be an annual injury, which costs him three to four games.

Other than that, when he’s on the field, he’s living up to his billing as the former No. 4 pick in the 2018 draft.

According to PFF, Ward has a grade of 80.2 at the Bye, which ranks fifth among all corners. He had three interceptions in November, including the incredible 99-yard pick-6 against the Bengals, where he was a major reason the.Browns shut down Jamar Chase down.

I expect an extension to be coming Ward’s way. Imagine trying to replace him? Talk about a tall order. With Newsome on his rookie deal, and a mega-deal for Baker Mayfield unlikely, there’s money to keep the Warden patrolling the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium.