Tired of a lackluster attitude and sluggish running, the Bucs didn’t even allow running back Derrick Ward to stay with the team until final roster cuts this weekend.
The team admitted their mistake from 2009 free agency, announcing they cut Ward after only one season with the team.
(This Bucs regime is getting good at quickly admitting mistakes; they dumped two coordinators last year and probably will cut ties with Michael Clayton this week one year after his big deal.)
We thought the Ward signing in Tampa for reasonable money made sense last year, but he didn’t perform in 2009. The team didn’t seem happy with Ward’s work ethic, as he supposedly showed up to training camp this year out of shape.
The move cements training camp sensation Kareem Huggins as Carnell Williams’ backup and a favorite fantasy sleeper for everyone drafting this week.