Graham will have to take over at fullback for Bucs


Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

The Bucs announced this afternoon that fullback B.J. Askew has been placed on the injured-reserve list.

That means Earnest Graham, who had been a backup running back behind Cadillac Williams, will slide over and take Askew’s role as the starting fullback. The Bucs also signed cornerback Marcus McCauley and released cornerback Derrick Roberson. They later re-signed Roberson to the practice squad. Graham had shared backup running back duties with Derrick Ward, but it’s likely Ward will now get almost all the work as Williams’ backup.

Askew suffered neck injuries in a car accident last week. Speaking of car wrecks, the Bucs play the Patriots in London on Sunday.