Derrick Ward Lands in Tampa

Mar 2, 2009

Derrick Ward, one of the top Running Backs in the free agent market, signed a four-year deal with Tampa Bay worth $17 million.  He was part of a three-headed monster in New York with Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw.  Brandon Jacob’s role will remain the same, and Ahmad Bradshaw will take over Ward’s role as the Giants will likely move to a two-headed monster.

Meanwhile, in Tampa the signing signifies the end of Earnest Graham’s hold on the starting job.  He’ll still get plenty of carries, and will probably be the short-yardage back meaning he could vulture some TDs.  Cadillac Williams’ value takes a hit, but at this point you can hardly afford to gamble on him any more than the Bucs.  Ward should see a small boost in production as he moves to a feature back role.  As I said, Graham will get plenty of carries so temper your expectations.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    March 3rd, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    sure he went to tampa, why would the eagles actually persue anyone that can help their game *insert total sarcasm here*

  2. LestersLegends
    March 3rd, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    LOL. Price tag was reasonable too.

  3. CK0712
    March 3rd, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    well the beagles haven’t announced diddly on it yet, but westy rehabbing for his surgery…………YA think they would say something, hell no!

    sal talked to him @ disney earlier in the week, right after dawk was sent packing…..nadda word outta him about dawk, tra, donovan or his re habbing. *again total sarcasm*

  4. CK0712
    March 3rd, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    DUH ebonics i typed

    westy rehabbing for his surgery…………

    westy’s rehabbing from his surgery

    oivey-must cut my fingernails LMAO!

  5. LestersLegends
    March 3rd, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    yeah, they’ve been really quiet

  6. CK0712
    March 3rd, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    tra’s in jacksonville, i hope he signs!

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