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Report: Cadillac agrees to terms with Rams



Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams has agreed to terms on a free-agent deal with the St. Louis Rams, where he will back up Steven Jackson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Williams, the Bucs' first-round draft pick in 2005, had been a sentimental favorite and inspirational leader after overcoming surgeries to repair a torn patellar tendon in each knee.

His production fell off last season, when he averaged 2.5 yards per carry in nine starts. But after losing his starting tailback job to LeGarette Blount, who led all rookies with 1,007 yards rushing, Williams, 29, settled in as the third-down back. He also was integral in protecting QB Josh Freeman in blitz pick-up.

In Williams' absence, Earnest Graham and Kregg Lumpkin are the leading candidates for the Bucs' third-down role this season.


[Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:44pm]


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