Florio asked Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik about Tiki Barber on the Dan Patrick Show Thursday. While Dominik was careful not to say anything about Barber, he did say the Bucs have three young backs they like a lot, including third-down option Kregg Lumpkin.
Translation: They have no use for Tiki.
The same logic could be applied to Tampa’s need to re-sign Cadillac Williams. While Williams is a leader and a great guy, Tampa doesn’t need to overpay for a third-down role.
Pewter Report writes that Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris were “said to not be enthusiastic about bringing back Williams.” While the club feels Williams may have one more “good year” as a third down back left, they seem more interested in developing young talent.
Williams isn’t going to make big bucks as a free agent, so it’s not crazy to think he could return to the Bucs on cheap short-term deal. Based on Pewter Report’s article, however, it sounds more likely that the former top-five pick will move elsewhere.