Seahawks and Texans among those with interest in talking to RB Derrick Ward


The Houston Texans are set to visit with free agent running back Derrick Ward today.

Also, according to league sources, the Seattle Seahawks may have an interest in the recently released Ward as well.

Ward, expected to shoulder the rushing load for Tampa Bay after signing a four year, $17.5 million deal, fell flat on his face in his inaugural season, averaging 4.1 yards per touch (117 rushes and 20 catches) and only scoring three touchdowns.

No visit with Seattle has been confirmed.

With roster cuts looming, many, many rumors are going to be flying as teams have very diffcult decisions to make with final roster cuts on Saturday. Many bloggers are going to ramp up speculation on veterans with a “name” who could be released. For those known veterans and surprise cuts that do happen, there will be no shortage of rumors about which teams will scramble to pluck those desirable veteran players.

This situation is no different, as the addition of Derrick Ward to the Seahawks roster would also surely be accompanied by the release of Julius Jones; one rumor leading to another long rumored move.

With the Texans, his addition seems to mesh more with the need at running back with Ben Tate out and the need for depth behind Arian Foster and Steve Slaton; there is no “Julius Jones” behind the top two guys already on the roster.

If something becomes official regarding the Seahawks, I will have an update on that, in all actuality, with the Carousel (good play on words?), that has been the Seahawks roster, we should expect them to be linked to probably around 10 veterans who get released by/on Saturday.


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