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October 13, 2011 @ 4:50 pm
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Bucs Cut RB Allen Bradford

Written by Eric
Horchy
Eric Horchy

Eric
Horchy

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced this evening they have cut backup running back Allen Bradford.

The rookie drafted in the sixth round by the Bucs from USC may have been released to make room on the 53-man roster for recently reinstated safety Tanard Jackson. The Buccaners have not announced who will fill the active roster spot, but the move may also be related to the injury status of starting RB LeGarrette Blount (knee). If Blount, who did not practice on Thursday, is unable to go Sunday against New Orleans and Bradford is no longer with the team, Tampa Bay will be playing with only two rostered running backs (Earnest Graham and Kregg Lumpkin) and fullback Erik Lorig. The only other available running back would be rookie Mossis Madu, currently on the eight-man practice squad.

Bradford rushed five times this season for 15 yards while appearing in one game - last week's 48-3 loss in San Francisco.

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    Bradford runs the 10 yard dash at 1.7 which is slow for linebackers much less running backs.. that should have been a red flag not to waste a pick. 40 yard speed doesn't matter for RBs as much as 10 yard speed does in my opinion b/c RBs at best avg. 5 yards per carry. Blounts 10 yard dash was 1.52 for comparison.. with that said, Blount has along way to go in terms of his physical ability and will benefit greatly from more strength and speed training. He only had 1 solid year training at Oregon (great strength & speed program) and very little before last season. This off season was a mess for everybody so he is still very raw. I know the Bucs spent a lot of time working out together but it may be back firing now since everyone looks a step slower and a lot less physical compared to last year. Benn & Williams could get deep last year but they look like they are running in mud this season and Freeman looks very lethargic. who knows they could have over trained.. Packers didn't do anything and look fast as
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    This is not surprising. He has showed absolutely nothing, don't read into it.
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    Agree with Horse, something went down. Morris talked about getting Bradford reps earlier this week. Let's see if they put him on practice squad. That said, we need speed. Madu is just ok and a rookie. Better have a plan C or we'll be pretty thin Sunday....
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    So much for "big back hunting". Dammit Dominik. You drafted Bradford for the specific purpose of not having to change up the offense if Blount went down. Now you have to cut the guy you got the week Blount goes down because he sucks that much. Oh well, lesson learned...the hard way unfortunately. We should have gotten Sproles. I'm sure Dominik will learn from his mistake in this year's draft. I know a quick little RB that plays for Oregon that would look good in the 2nd round.
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    I don't think Mossis will be parting the "Saints Sea" and Bradford getting cut is not an "exodus" of real talent.
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    I agree that the timing of this move combined with the Blount injury suggests something is going on.
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    Someone had to go to make room for Jackson and I don't see us going after a RB in FA when Blount is probably only out this week, if at all. I would guess we'll pick up a speed back in the draft and work with Madu to keep bringing him along. We'll be fine with Graham if the play calling can get a little more creative and our receivers get some seperation.
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    Never was a fan of Bradford on draft day, especially given the options available at the time. But the theme we all harped on in the offseason continues, no depth at the key skill positions thru free agency will hurt us when we catch the injury bug and get hit my underwhelming performances from the young guns. We need to make a move for a quality speed back otherwise the second half of the season is not going to be pretty. Its a not coincidence that the Bucs ripped off a nice winning streak the minute Blount gave us a running game last year. Freeman is great but without a running game he is a sitting duck.
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    But we didn't need a veteran RB in free agency.
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    The timing of this move is a surprise. Must be something else in the works.
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    Release teh Monster! Seriously, no big loss after what he showed in preseason and in his limited regular season action. Any free agent RB can duplicate those stats. Hope Madu gets his chance now.
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    Tampa need to go out and trade for a rb unless a veteran is there that has not sign with another team. It is very Important to get the running attack going! I JUST DON'T GET IT. THEY SHOULD HAVE EITHER DRAFTED A TOP RB IN RD-2 OR KEPT CADDY. CADDY GAVE EVERYTHING HE HAD TO HELP THE TEAM, SO MANY PLAYERS ARE CUT AND THEY PRODUCE ON OTHER ROSTERS. I THINK THEY SHOULD GET A RB IN RD-1, A CORNER IN RD-2 AND SILB IN RD-3. IF THEY GET THREE STARTERS IN 2012 THE DRAFT THE DID GOOD. BUT GUYS LET FIXED THE PROBLEM NOW, NOT THE END OF THE SEASON. PERIOD.
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    CAPS MEAN SERIOUS BUSINESS
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    Bucs don't need another slow back in Tiki and Madu runs around 4.6 which is slow as well, they should have signed Sproles, who will bit them this week. Anyway this is another building year and they are going to experience a lot of growing pains. I love the direction they are heading and someone needs to tell Freeman to stop looking over his shoulder at Newton and trying to force things. Josh is smarter, more accurate and a winner.
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    Something happened that no one is talking about right now. Really strange on a Thursday someone is cut and we are already short on RB's.
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    I'd rather see what Madu has, but Tiki might be better then what we have now.
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    yah, I heard that Tiki was seen with his brother at 1 Buc. just adding to the rumor....
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    are the Bucs going after Tiki Barber, just starting a rumor
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