Eighteen months ago at the start of the 2009 free agency period, new St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo phoned running back Derrick Ward to gauge his interest in joining the Rams.
Coming off a 1,025-yard rushing season with the New York Giants, where Spagnuolo had been defensive coordinator, Ward signed with Tampa Bay instead -- for a reported $17 million.
Now, after just one highly disappointing season with the Buccaneers, Ward is available once again. He was released Tuesday, but this time around, it doesn't look like the Rams are interested.
Derrick Ward wont have a fantasy impact regardless of where he signs, if anywhere at all.