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Buccaneers to cut back Cadillac Williams' carries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams is in the top 10 in carries among running backs, but expect that to change immediately. Williams, 28, who owns a list of major knee injuries, is averaging just 2.5 yards per carry and rushed for just 13 yards on six carries Sunday. So the Bucs will work in their other runners more often. "I think that's the thought of getting LeGarrette (Blount) in to get some carries," head coach Raheem Morris said Monday. "I think (Kregg) Lumpkin will start to get some carries. "I think that Cadillac has played three well games. By no means I'm saying he played excellent, but I'm saying he played games that he put together and played well in. He can play better. We got to get him some blow. We can't get him 28 straight carries in a row and all those things. Somebody has to come in and give a spark. Somebody has to come in and make somebody miss and break off a long run." Kareem Huggins, who has been fighting off a groin injury that has held him out all season, will also get some touches when healthy. Tampa Bay has a bye in week four.

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I don't think anyone could handle 28 straight carries, but I digress. Williams' low work total on Sunday was due to the large deficit the Bucs faced quickly against the Steelers. But you shouldn't expect many 20-carry efforts going forward. Huggins got a lot of ink during the preseason as a change-of-pace back. And Blount was the team's most effective runner against Pittsburgh's defense. He ran for 27 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown. As a player who may see the majority of the Bucs' goal-line carries, Blount is someone to watch in deeper leagues.

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