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The importance of keeping Earnest

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With Earnest Graham not signed through 2011, what does it mean for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now and in the future? Bucsblitz.com's Matthew Postins explores the issue and makes three key points about why extending Graham's deal was one of the offseason's most important moves.

It took a while, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Earnest Graham finally got together on a contract extension that could pay Graham up to $11 million through the 2011 season. The deal, revealed Monday, means the Bucs will enter training camp with a full complement of healthy running backs, plus Carnell Williams, who is still rehabbing his right knee. So what does Graham's new deal mean for...

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