Free Agency Tracking (3/3/09)

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Derrick Ward (RB, signed by Tampa Bay from NY Giants) – With tons of money to spend, the Bucs decided to give Ward a four-year, $17 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. While never being the starter for an extended period of time with the Giants, Ward managed to amass 1025 yards at league-leading 5.6 yards per carry.  The 28-year-old will join Earnest Graham in a two-headed attack for Tampa, which ranked 15th in the rush last year.

Former Giant Derrick Ward is a solid player who should have success behind a good OL in Tampa Bay

Fantasy Analysis – I have to say, I like how the Bucs are shaping up. Granted, they may be rolling with a very unproven QB in Luke McCown, but if they in fact do, that means they are confident in him, and I can see why. He may be slight, so durability is an issue, but McCown has a good arm, and he’s something of a gunslinger. He’s been in the league for a few years now, so this isn’t just a rookie or a second-year player. They have a #1 NFL wideout in Antonio Bryant, plus TE Kellen Winslow is [...]

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