When I read Bucs RB Derrick Ward’s prediction he’d have a “great” preseason game against the Chiefs, I cringed. These things have a way of never working out the way they’re intended.
It turned out Ward didn’t have a great game. He saw about two full quarters of action, rushing for 11 yards on five carries before leaving with a head injury. Ward was equally ineffective the previous week, rushing 12 times for 20 yards with two fumbles.
To add insult to injury (sorry, it fit too well), he might also get passed on the depth chart.
Rick Stroud writes Ward will likely get passed up by Kareem Huggins to be the No. 2 running back and primary backup to Cadillac Williams. Huggins has taken advantage of his opportunities, rushing seven times for 44 yards against K.C. after rushing for 55 yards on eight carries against the Dolphins.
Bucs GM Mark Dominik indicated Ward would be able to play Saturday against the Jaguars, saying “I look forward to him having a chance to rebound this week.”