Posted by Will Brinson
'Tis the season of releasing over-priced, recent free agent purchases -- shortly after the Bengals dumped Antonio Bryant, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped Derrick Ward on Tuesday, the team announced.
Ward was signed to a four-year, $17 million deal after blowing up in New York running behind Brandon Jacobs.
Of course, the Bucs at least got a season out of Ward, but rumblings that he might be cut had been simmering for a while now -- he had a disappointing season last year and the team wasn't thrilled with the shape he was in heading into 2010.
The Bucs had said all along there would be competition at the running back position, and it would appear that Ward wasn't good enough to warrant a spot on the roster.
Now, they've cut him, leaving Kareem Huggins as the backup for Cadillac Williams.
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