Alstott the answer for Bucs backfield?

Updated: July 22, 2003, 3:07 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
The Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have 10 running backs in training camp, including four fullbacks. But with the unsettled legal situation of starting tailback Michael Pittman, the Bucs are looking for someone who could step up and replace the team's leading rusher from last season.

So far, the Bucs have traded for Thomas Jones, Pittman's understudy in Arizona, and brought in Terry Kirby, but they may have the answer on their roster already. And no, I don't mean Aaron Stecker.

Mike Alstott, who hasn't been featured in the Bucs' offense predominantly since the 1999 season, could be the back the club needs should Pittman, who is facing a possible jail sentence and/or NFL suspension as a result of his arrest on domestic violence charges May 31, miss a portion of the season.

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