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After car wreck, Buccaneers' Askew ruled out for Sunday



The so-called minor car accident FB B.J. Askew was involved in will have major implications for the Bucs.

Askew was ruled out of Sunday's game by coach Raheem Morris with neck and back pain. Morris said after a just-concluded practice that RB Earnest Graham will start in Askew's place. Graham has played some fullback the past two seasons when Askew has been been slowed by several injuries.

"Earnest is Mr. Versatile," Morris said Thursday. "He can catch the ball out of the backfield; he can be a third-down back; he can be a fullback and he can be a tailback. The versatility of Earnest Graham and what he does for special teams, he is a special young player."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:45pm]


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