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RoanokeFan
07-03-2012, 06:08 PM
DERRICK WARD CALLS IT A CAREER AFTER EIGHT SEASONS (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a4e611/article/derrick-ward-calling-it-a-career-after-eight-seasons-)

"After eight seasons spent with three teams, running back Derrick Ward (/players/derrickward/profile?id=WAR147534)
said Tuesday that his NFL career has come to an end.<div id="yui_3_5_0_1_1341349601953_979" class="articleText">




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<p class="entry-title">To all my fans just wanted to let u know its been a great
ride the last 9yrs but I'm calling it a career. I thank u all for believing in
me!</p></div>
<div class="footer"><span class="updated " title="3 Jul 2012, 6:46:59 PM (UTC)"><span class="value-title" title="2012-07-03T18:46:59+0000"></span>3 Jul 12 </span> (https://twitter.com/DerrickWard32/statuses/220227154485579777)
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Ward spent the past two seasons with the Houston Texans (/teams/houstontexans/profile?team=HOU), but
made it clear last month (http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d82991e9e) his run with the team is over. The rise
of Arian Foster (/players/arianfoster/profile?id=FOS107404)
and Ben Tate didn't help Ward's cause in a crowded backfield.</p>


His most productive years were spent with the New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG), who snagged Ward in the seventh round of the
2004 NFL Draft. He and <a id="yui_3_5_0_1_1341349601953_1323" class="player-flyout" href="/players/brandonjacobs/profile?id=JAC705688">Brandon
Jacobs</a> both topped 1,000 yards in New York in 2008, but Ward hasn't rushed
for more than 500 yards in a season since. He spent the 2009 season with the <a id="yui_3_5_0_1_1341349601953_1324" href="/teams/tampabaybuccaneers/profile?team=TB">Tampa Bay
Buccaneers</a> before heading to Houston.</p>


The league-wide demand for 31-year-old running backs is at an all-time low,
but this might not be the end for Ward.</p>


Nobody's calling today, but a rash of injuries could make Ward a candidate
for work later this summer. If he does receive another shot, Ward will remain a
supporting character, and nothing more. It might not be enough to lure him
back."</p></div>

miked1958
07-05-2012, 03:40 AM
DERRICK WARD CALLS IT A CAREER AFTER EIGHT SEASONS (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a4e611/article/derrick-ward-calling-it-a-career-after-eight-seasons-)

"After eight seasons spent with three teams, running back Derrick Ward (/players/derrickward/profile?id=WAR147534) said Tuesday that his NFL career has come to an end.
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<DIV class="vcard author"><SPAN class=avatar>https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1982654142/Photo1_normal.jpg</SPAN> <SPAN class=fn>Derrick Ward</SPAN> (https://twitter.com/DerrickWard32)

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<P class=entry-title>To all my fans just wanted to let u know its been a great ride the last 9yrs but I'm calling it a career. I thank u all for believing in me!</P></DIV>
<DIV class=footer><SPAN class="updated " title="3 Jul 2012, 6:46:59 PM (UTC)"><SPAN class=value-title title=2012-07-03T18:46:59+0000></SPAN>3 Jul 12 </SPAN> (https://twitter.com/DerrickWard32/statuses/220227154485579777)</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV></DIV>


Ward spent the past two seasons with the Houston Texans (/teams/houstontexans/profile?team=HOU), but made it clear last month (http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d82991e9e) his run with the team is over. The rise of Arian Foster (/players/arianfoster/profile?id=FOS107404) and Ben Tate didn't help Ward's cause in a crowded backfield.</P>


His most productive years were spent with the New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG), who snagged Ward in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He and Brandon Jacobs (/players/brandonjacobs/profile?id=JAC705688) both topped 1,000 yards in New York in 2008, but Ward hasn't rushed for more than 500 yards in a season since. He spent the 2009 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (/teams/tampabaybuccaneers/profile?team=TB) before heading to Houston.</P>


The league-wide demand for 31-year-old running backs is at an all-time low, but this might not be the end for Ward.</P>


Nobody's calling today, but a rash of injuries could make Ward a candidate for work later this summer. If he does receive another shot, Ward will remain a supporting character, and nothing more. It might not be enough to lure him back."</P></DIV>



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I think you didnt get any replys due to the fact that it was a dupe thread. but goes to show you that the GIANTS Systems makes players what they are. When players stray to find the big payday they dont find it as easy on other teams. </P>