Derrick Ward Released

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  1. michaelm

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    I don't have a link I can share, it was sent via email alert from one of the fantasy football web sites, but it looks like Tampa Bay released Derrick Ward.
    I think he still might have some value to a team like the Texans.
     
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    Man, the reports have been awful on the guy though. I'll admit that I haven't watched him myself, but I'm not sure he's worth even a sniff after some of the stuff I've read and he just got thrown off the Bucs who don't have anything at RB really.

    Here's the latest on him.



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    Bucs released RB Derrick Ward.
    It may seem hard to believe that the Bucs would cut ties with Ward one year after signing him to a four-year, $17 million contract, but anybody watching him run in preseason action could see the writing on the wall. Ward has lost more than few steps, and the difference in burst between him and Kareem Huggins was stark. Huggins will move into the change-of-pace role while Cadillac Williams solidifies his standing as the lead back. GM Mark Dominik's seat continues

    http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/headlines.aspx?sport=NFL


    Sounds like another older broken down back to me, but I guess you wouldn't have to pay him anything really.
     
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    I knew he would bust out in Tampa as a featured back. He was a product of the Giants system. Brandon Jacobs would beat up the defenses and then they would put in Ward to change up the pace. Ward had some speed and performed well after Jacobs had already worn down a defense. He should have never left NY but he did get over paid in Tampa so I am sure he has no regrets.
     
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    Smith and Mccoy are the shocking players on the list. Smith was a 2nd round pick last year & the Broncos also traded their first this year to draft him. Cutting him after just one year would be terrible for Mcdaniels. As for Mccoy: I don't understand why the Browns wouldn't just place him on their roster & try to develop him. Even if he has struggled so far in training camp & preseason there really is no downside to keep him on the roster to try to develop him. Cutting him right now would just be wasting a third round pick.
     


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    I would love Maroney in a Texans uniform
     
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    Why? He has never played a full season, nor has he broken the 1000 yd mark.

    Might be a decent backup, but probably way too costly.
     
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    Good in the return game and special teams if nothing else.

    I think he could be a good 3rd back with Slaton and Foster as well.
     
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    Sign me up for

    Grove-Upgrade or good backup to Myers.

    Northcutt-Punt returner,Gunner on ST's, allows JJ to concentrate on WR full time.
     
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    2nd that.........no joke
     
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    3rd that with no joke either.
     
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    I would take any of the highlighted guys if the price is right. Mostly as backups, but A.Smith could be a very good corner if he got halfway decent coaching. The Denver staff has screwed with his head and jacked up his technique.
     
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    We still haven't called Ward?
     
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    Nope, and I doubt we will...
     
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    I thought I'd dig up this thread because I don't have very many correct predictions about our players.
    I always thought Ward would be a good fit for us, dating back to before he became a FA from the Giants.
    I was also pimping Arian from his first action in camp last year. Yaaay me!

    I hate patting myself on the back, but the whole Kubiak situation has me desperately in need of ANYTHING positive to talk about.
    Please forgive my self-indulgence.
     
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