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Bucs sign seventh-round pick

The Bucs sealed their first rookie deal today when seventh-round running back Cory Boyd agreed to a contract.

Boyd's addition came at the expense of center John Rochford, a rookie free agent out of Miami who was released to make room on the roster.

Boyd, a 6-1, 213-pound prospect from South Carolina, will compete in a crowded backfield for a backup spot or, more realistically, a spot on the practice squad. The Bucs presumably will keep Earnest Graham, Warrick Dunn and Michael Bennett at tailback, then will likely retain a pair of fullbacks: B.J. Askew and another to be determined.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:03pm]


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