LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Mike Alstott walked off the field at the end of last season, wondering whether he had played his final NFL game.
The veteran fullback's role in Tampa Bay's offense has diminished in recent years, so he wasn't sure if he still fit into the Buccaneers plans, or even if he wanted to return for a 12th season.
Now, he's back and sweating through another training camp.
The Bucs went 4 and 12 last season. That's the club's worst finish since Alstott was a rookie in 1996. The reason Alstott is working so hard? The 33-year-old thinks he can help the team get back on track.
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