Denver Broncos new free agent signing T.J. Ward claims that Cleveland Browns didn't even offer him a new contract before he made the move to the AFC Champions.
Ward played four solid seasons for the Browns, but even an impressive 2013 season couldn't keep him in Cleveland and it seems like he isn't all too bothered about the result.
"The guys that they brought in, the coaches, that whole new genre, they didn't bring me in," Ward explained when he was interview this week.
"I was surprised, but that the same time, I wasn't. You know how it goes. Anything can happen at anytime. Guys come and go, get signed, released, it's the nature of the business."
Ward added via Twitter, "Quotes get misunderstood all the time. Just FYI. Cleveland offered me nothing. Boom! There u have it. #GoBroncos."
Once the Browns signed Mike Pettine on as the new head coach of the franchise it seemed like Ward's days were numbered.
This is because Pettine valued Donte Whitner at safety more than Ward, and the two didn't even meet before Ward hit the free agency market.
It's abundantly clear that Pettine didn't place a high value on Ward, as the Browns head coach went all out to make Whitner happy.
However, the Broncos clearly view Ward differently than Pettine and the Browns.
He played at a Pro Bowl level during the 2013 season, and he can be the hammer at the line of scrimmage that the AFC West team desperately need.