Foster on His Way to Division Rival?

deshaunfoster2.jpgThe St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the Buccaneers may have an interest in former Carolina Panthers running back, DeShaun Foster.

The move would make sense considering the severity of Cadillac Williams’ injury.  The Bucs have made no serious statements about the future of their injured star but the interest in Foster could be an indication that either Williams’ injury isn’t healing or that they might not have him in their future plans.

General manager Bruce Allen said Saturday at the NFL combine he has spoken with Foster’s agent, Joby Branion. A visit is likely to occur early next week.   

 “We’ve had talks with his representative, yes,” Allen told the St. Petersburg Times.

Williams is recovering from a torn patellar injury he suffered last Oct. at Carolina. It is expected to take between nine and 12 months to completely heal, meaning he might not be cleared to play until the middle of the 2008 season.

It didn’t take long for Foster to draw interest from another team.  He was released just this past Thursday by the Panthers.

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