Per the team, Ward's suspension stems from misdemeanor charges dating back to an incident from May 2014. Those charges were later dropped.
Ward earned a Pro Bowl nod last season, but we chalk that up to name recognition. He struggled at times, finishing as the league's 131st-ranked safety out of 170 eligible players, per Pro Football Focus. Ward tallied two picks, a pair of sacks and 74 combined tackles after signing a four-year, $22.5 million deal.