Going Home – Veteran Back Dunn Signs with Tampa Bay


It looks as if veteran running back Warrick Dunn is going home.  Adam Schefter of the NFL Network is reporting that Dunn has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that drafted him a first-round back in 1997.  According to Schefter, it is a two-year deal, worrth $6 million deal, with $2 million guaranteed.  Dunn is set to make $3 million in the first year of the deal.  Dunn is set to be the veteran leader of the backfield that will include starter Earnest Graham, Michael Bennett, and maybe Cadillac Williams, if Williams can make it back from last seasons ruptured patellar tendon.

Dunn spent five seasons with the Bucs before signing with the Falcons back in 2002, where he spent the last six seasons.  He has had a storied career for a back just 5-9, 180 pounds, rushing for 10181 yards and 47 touchdowns on the ground.  He also has been a valuable pass catcher, pulling in 463 career passes for 4009 yards and another 15 scores.  Sources say that the Texans, who still need a back, had some interest, and possibly that Dunn was interested in going to Dallas.  The Falcons let Dunn go when they signed Michael Turner to a long-term deal.

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