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Conflicting Reports On S T.J. Ward

As the opening bell of free agency draws ever nearer, the Eagles' interest, or lack thereof, in safety T.J. Ward is the source of some debate this morning. On Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer intimated that the Eagles could be one of the teams interested in the former Brown, though that was disputed by Tim McManus.

On Tuesday morning, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the Eagles were one of two teams most heavily interested in Ward, the 5-foot-10, 199-pound 27-year-old.

Former Browns safety TJ Ward drawing strong interest from the Eagles and Lions — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2014

Shortly thereafter, however, that report was shot down by ESPN's Adam Caplan and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Caplan added that the Eagles view Ward as a pure "box safeety," which conflicts with their interest for a more well-rounded player. In fact, Caplan says, the Eagles have not even spoken with Ward's agents.

#Eagles have not spoken to the agent for T.J. Ward, per source. Ward just doesn't fit what they need. Teams see him more as a box safety. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 11, 2014

Curious to see where coveted safety TJ Ward lands. Lions interested and have the $$. Dolphins, Redskins? Not Eagles, though. Not in the mix — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2014

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