Injuries sustained in car accident end Bucs FB Askew's season

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback B.J. Askew will miss the remainder of the season because of injuries suffered in a car accident.

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The Bucs placed the seventh-year pro on the non-football injury list Tuesday. The team also signed cornerback Marcus McCauley and released cornerback Derrick Roberson before re-signing him to the practice squad.

Askew started two of five games he played in this season, carrying the ball once for no gain. He sat out Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers because of neck and back pain.

Last week, Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Askew had been injured in a "fender bender" accident.

McCauley was released by the Detroit Lions on Sept. 28. He entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007.

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