It’s official, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut Derrick Ward after signing him last offseason.
The team likely made the move because of his poor performance last season as well as this years training camp and preseason. Since Ward is a veteran player, his salary would be guaranteed if he was on the roster to start the season which makes him more of a financial liability than their younger players.
The Buc’s decided to save the $3.25 million owed to Ward for this season and stick with undrafted free agent Kareem Huggins who has out played him up to this point in the season.
Ward could look to sign on with a new team that will give him enough playing time or he could he even try to sign on with the Giants as part of their three-back system from two years ago.