NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Derrick Ward 28 RB 2009 14 1
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Ottawa (KS) 5-11 228 30-Aug-80
How acquiredHow left
Unrestricted free agent - New York Giants - 2009 Camp cut 2010
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Profile
Was seen as the key signing of the free agency period who arrived from a 1,000-yard rushing season in 2008 with the New York Giant but did not overly impress with the Bucs although no-one expected Cadillac Williams to come back from injury the way he did. Showed some nice bursts and was also a good receiver out of the backfield. Was released in training camp 2010 after reporting to camp overweight and with an attitude problem. Was originally a 2005 7th round pick of the Jets but made the Giants originally as a kick returner before becoming part of their "Earth, Wind and Fire" backfield trio. He was the Wind element and rushed for over 200 yards in a December victory over Carolina.

2009
GamesStarts
14 1

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2009 114 409 3.6 28 1
Total 114 409 3.6 28 1
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2009 20 150 7.5 38 2
Total 20 150 7.5 38 2