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Browns terminate contract of DT Damion Square, sign WR JoJo Ward

JoJo Ward
Damion Square Browns
Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 12:18:35-04

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns made two roster moves on Thursday morning ahead of their joint practice with the New York Giants in Berea, signing wide receiver JoJo Ward and terminating the contract of defensive tackle Damion Square.

Square, a 9-year NFL veteran, was signed by the Browns in May. He has spent the past seven seasons with the Chargers, appearing in 81 games with 24 starts and not missing a single game in four seasons.

Before his contract was terminated, the defensive tackle was in a position battle on the defensive line, going up against Andrew Billings, Malik Jackson, Malik McDowell, Sheldon Day and Tommy Togiai.

While the Browns cut one player, they also added another, signing Ward to the roster.

The 5'9", 175-pound receiver is a first-year player out of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cardinals in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Ward spent the entire 2020 season on the Cardinals practice squad. During his time with the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors, he appeared in 29 games, recording 116 catches for 1,999 yards and 20 touchdowns after joining the team as a walk-on in 2018.

The late addition to the receiver room has his work cut out for him to stand out in a grouping filled to the brim with talent, joining Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rashard Higgins, Davion Davis, Anthony Schwartz, JoJo Natson, KhaDarel Hodge, Ja'Marcus Bradley, Alexander Hollins and at times the versatile Demetric Felton.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

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WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (29-33)

WEEK 2 · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (CBS)

WEEK 3 · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (FOX)

WEEK 4 · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (CBS)

WEEK 5 · Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

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WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

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