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Bucs' Ward comes cheaply

Posted on: March 3, 2009 12:18 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2009 8:30 pm

Looks like Tampa Bay got Derrick Ward on the cheap. According to sources, Ward signed a four-year, $17 million deal that included only $2 million in signing bonus and a $1 million roster bonus. A year ago Atlanta paid then free-agent running back Michael Turner $16 million to sign. By comparison, the Bucs got a steal.


Category: NFL

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2009 2:57 pm

Bucs' Ward comes cheaply

I think that Ward will do alright for the Bucs.  As good as he did backing up Jacobs in NY?  Probably not.  It all comes down to the one main thing for running backs in the NFL.  The teams O-LINE!  If a team can open up the holes, then the running game comes natural.  No holes, not much yardage no matter who is running the ball.  Running to the outside and into piles up the gut can only get you so far, not to mention injuries.  Good luck to Ward and the Bucs in the up comming season.  I'll be keeping an eye on the situation for fantasy porpouses.

Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2009 10:29 am

Bucs' Ward comes cheaply

Really can't compare the two. Turners numbers were the best in football. Ward just a complementary back that didn't show us the same play breaking ability that Norwood showed with San Diego. He won t be as good.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2009 10:43 pm

Bucs' Ward comes cheaply

How can you compair the deal for Turner Vs Ward.

Tuner displayed much more talent than ward.

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