INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8 T.J Ward #43 of the Denver Broncos tackles on T.Y Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Less than 24 hours after release, former Super Bowl champ has found his next home


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After he was cut from the Denver Broncos early Saturday, All-Pro safety TJ Ward has reportedly signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

The move wasn't much of a surprise considering the Broncos had tried shopping Ward, 30, via trade earlier in the week. Denver would have owed a $4.5 million non-guaranteed base salary and $5.75 million cap number if it kept the safety this season.

Ward was a three-time Pro Bowler from 2013-15, as well as a second-team All-Pro in 2013. He won the Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2016.