Breaking News: Houston Texans Sign RB Derrick Ward, Bolster Backfield

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans signed veteran running back Derrick Ward after visiting with the recently released RB on Friday, according to reports from NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.
After five seasons with the New York Giants, Derrick Ward signed a four-year, $17 million deal as an unrestricted free agent with the Buccaneers in 2009.
Ward was a big-time playmaker as a 1,000-yard rusher two years ago with the Giants, but he struggled to make the transition in a new offense in Tampa Bay.
In a limited role as a backup for the revitalized Cadillac Williams, who was coming off a major knee surgery, Ward rushed for 409 yards and one touchdown, averaging a fairly solid 3.6 yards per carry last season. 
He was discharged on Tuesday after the Bucs trimmed its roster to 75 players.
Despite seeing decreased numbers in preseason, Texans fans should be optimistic of Ward’s arrival to Houston. 
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