by Adam Gretz
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been without running back Cadillac Williams for the first nine game of the season, as the former first-round pick has been on the PUP list with a knee injury. Recently, he's been working out with the scout team in practice, and today was dressed in full pads working out with the team, as reported by the Tampa Tribune.
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The Buccaneers have until Wednesday to add him to the 53-man roster, and after reading coach Jon Gruden's comments from today, it sounds like it's a given that he will not only be activated, but counted on down the stretch. Again, from Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune:
"It's almost like Christmas is here and Christmas is Wednesday,'' Bucs coach Jon Gruden said. "If my eyes don't deceive me, I think he's got a chance to be a player this year for our team.''
In Williams' absence, the Buccaneers have relied on Earnest Graham and 33-year old Warrick Dunn, both of whom have played quite well. It remains to be seen how much of an impact Williams will make for the Buccaneers, seeing as how he's only played in four games since the start of the 2007 season. Actually, if you go back to the 2006 season, where he missed the final two games of the season, he's only played in four of the past 27 games for Tampa Bay.
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