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    Arrow Cards Trade Thomas Jones for Marquise Walker

    Cards Trade RB Thomas Jones for Bucs WR Marquise Walker

    The Arizona Cardinals have traded running back Thomas Jones to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for wide receiver Marquise Walker.

    The 6-2, 219-pound Walker was the Buccaneers' first selection in the 2002 NFL Draft (third round, 86th overall) following an all-America career at Michigan.

    Walker is the Wolverine's career leader with 176 pass receptions, topping the previous mark of 161 catches by Anthony Carter (1979-82). Walker's 2,269 receiving yards rank behind only Carter (3,076), Amani Toomer(2,657, 1992-95), and David Terrell (2,317, 1998-2000) in Wolverine history. In addition, he caught at least one pass in 38 consecutive games, another Michigan record.

    In 2001, his final year at Michigan, Walker set Wolverine single-season records with 86 receptions for 1,143 yards, surpassing the previous marks of 76 catches by Jack Clancy (1966) and 1,130 yards by Terrell (2000). Walker's 11 touchdown catches as a senior is topped only by Terrell (14 in 2000), Carter (14 in 1980), and Desmond Howard (19 in 1991). Walker also set a school mark with six 100-yard receiving games and established the single-game mark for pass receptions with 15 catches against both Washington and Ohio State.

    As an NFL rookie last year, Walker caught five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in preseason play before suffering a sprained thumb on his right hand. He was inactive for Tampa Bay's first four games, then was placed on injured reserve October 1 for the remainder of the season.

    Jones was the Cardinals' first-round selection (seventh overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft following an outstanding career at the University of Virginia where he departed fourth on the Atlantic Coast Conference rushing list with 3,998 yards. In three seasons with the Cardinals, Jones rushed for 1,264 yards on 362 attempts with nine touchdowns and caught 73 passes for 472 yards in 39 games (15 starts). Last year, he started nine of the season's first 10 games and enjoyed his finest day as a professional in a 24-13 win at Seattle (Sept. 15) when he rushed for 173 yards on 24 carries, both career bests. He suffered a broken hand and was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list November 26 for the remainder of the season.

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    WDwain --- nice post; but I'd like to ask you to post these news-worthy even in the General Sports Talk section, where it's more appropriate.

    the Football Forum is used to discuss cards of football players

    and I'll move the post over to that section

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