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B.J. Askew | Running Back

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 233
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (85) / NYJ

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Bucs released FB B.J. Askew.
The move saves $875K in salary. Askew, 29, spent almost all of 2009 on the non-football injury list after suffering neck and back injuries in a car accident. The Bucs will move forward with Chris Pressley and Earnest Graham. Mon, Apr 26, 2010 03:15:00 PM

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The Bucs will reportedly release FB B.J. Askew on Monday.

A flurry of post-draft cuts will happen throughout the league. Askew is expendable with Earnest Graham and Chris Pressley capable of lead blocking for Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward. Graham is the favorite to start at fullback.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 12:02:00 PM

Buccaneers placed FB B.J. Askew (neck, back) on the Non-Football Injury List, ending his season.

The starting fullback was injured in a car accident last week. He has four years remaining on a five-year, $7.6 million contract signed last season. Earnest Graham will likely assume lead-blocking duties in his place.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 05:11:00 PM

Bucs declared FB B.J. Askew, QB Byron Leftwich, WR Yamon Figurs, CB Derrick Roberson, C Jonathan Compas, OT Demar Dotson, DE Dre Moore, and DE Kyle Moore inactive for Week 6 against the Panthers.

Expect the versatile Earnest Graham to fill in as the lead blocker with Askew out.
Sun, Oct 18, 2009 12:13:00 PM

Bucs TE B.J. Askew (neck) has been ruled out for Week 6.

This ensures that Earnest Graham will be lead blocking Sunday.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 12:40:00 PM

Bucs FB B.J. Askew has not practiced this week after being injured in a "fender bender" on Tuesday.

Askew is considered "day to day" with a back/neck injury. If he can't play this week, the versatile Earnest Graham will take over lead blocking duties against a weak Carolina run defense.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 05:36:00 PM

Coach Jon Gruden suggested that FB B.J. Askew could take on a bigger ball-carrying role now that Earnest Graham (ankle) is lost for the year.

With Graham out of Sunday's game early, Askew vultured a third-quarter goal-line touchdown and might be Tampa Bay's new short-yardage back. Cadillac Williams has never been trusted in the role and Warrick Dunn is on the small side for it. Askew could be worth a look in touchdown-only leagues.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 12:49:00 PM

Bucs FB B.J. Askew will miss 3-4 more weeks with a torn hamstring.

Tampa's running game is faring just fine with Byron Storer at lead blocker.
Wed, Oct 1, 2008 01:57:00 PM

B.J. Askew strained his hamstring in the Bucs' Week 3 victory over the Bears.

His status for Week 4 should become clear later in the week.
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 11:10:00 AM

Bucs FB B.J. Askew underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ankle last week.

He is expected to be ready for Week 1. Askew had 18 catches for 175 yards last year and made four special teams tackles. He was a Pro Bowl alternate.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 03:32:00 PM

Bucs signed FB B.J. Askew to a five-year, $7.6 million contract. The deal includes a $2 million signing bonus.

He can make another $1 million in performance and Pro Bowl escalators. Askew was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2007. The former Michigan Wolverine has always wanted to play tailback in the NFL, but he didn't get a carry last year.
Thu, May 15, 2008 08:00:00 PM

Bucs FB B.J. Askew believes he'll play more tailback going forward.

Askew has always envisioned himself as a tailback in the league, but no team has ever agreed. His upside is probably as a short-yardage option.
Wed, Oct 10, 2007 02:57:00 PM

B.J. Askew is the Bucs' new starting fullback following Mike Alstott's season-ending injury.

He isn't expected to carry the football much, but could catch some passes out of the backfield. Askew is not a big threat to vulture goal-line carries.
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 01:16:00 PM

Bucs signed FB B.J. Askew to a two-year contract.

Askew played for Bucs assistant Paul Hackett in New York. One report has Tampa still negotiating with Justin Griffith, but he'd be an odd addition now. Askew has intriguing all-around abilities but wants to be a full-time tailback. He'll take playing time from Mike Alstott in 2007.
Sun, Mar 4, 2007 11:04:00 AM

Free agent fullback B.J. Askew told the Associated Press that he wants to be a tailback from now on.

"I've waited four years and I haven't complained," Askew, who actually averaged 5.9 yards-per-carry on 13 totes in 2005, said. We'd still bet against him being any more than short-yardage help for his next team.
Thu, Mar 1, 2007 03:29:00 PM