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Bucs running back Ward arrives in style

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM
TAMPA -

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Derrick Ward made an entrance at training camp that caught the attention of everyone around him.

Ward drove a new black Lamborghini - still with a temporary tag - into One Buc Place as players reported for the first day of camp.

The seven-year veteran smiled and laughed with teammates in the parking lot before telling the media how thrilled he is about this season.

"I'm happier and more excited," Ward said. "I'm glad to be around my teammates. I know everybody now where last year I didn't know anybody. I was the new guy, the new kid on the block.

"Now I got a year experience with this organization and it's a great organization. I'm just ready to have some fun."

Ward is also ready to erase the disappointing memories of his first season in Tampa Bay.

Last year, Ward had 114 carries for 409 yards and one touchdown, a significant drop off from his 1,025 yards and two TDs he had with the New York Giants in 2008.

"I'm coming back with a new mentality this year and it's going to be a fun time at camp starting today," Ward said. "Everybody is excited. It's a new year. We're all 0-0. Everybody is in first place right now so I'm just ready to get back on the field and see what we can do this year."

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