TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Tampa Bay acquired running back Michael
Bennett from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bennett was a first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in
2001. He has rushed for 3,426 yards and 12 touchdowns in seven NFL
seasons. He also has 145 career receptions for 1,164 yards and five
Bucs general manager Bruce Allen says in a statement they hope
today's trade will strengthen their running back position.
The 5-foot-9, 207-pound Bennett was a Pro Bowl selection in 2002
with the Vikings, but injuries have prevented him from realizing
his potential as a pro. He played sparingly for the Chiefs as a
backup to Larry Johnson.
Tampa Bay lost Carnell ``Cadillac'' Williams, the 2005 NFL
Offensive Rookie of the Year, with a season-ending knee injury
three weeks ago. Michael Pittman took over as the starter, but was
carted off the field two weeks ago with a high ankle sprain that
could sideline him up to two months.
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