Prosise has signed with the Buccaneers' practice squad, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The running backs currently on the team's active roster are Ronald Jones, Leonard Fournette, Ke'Shawn Vaughn and LeSean McCoy. Prosise provides the Bucs with another backfield option in advance of their playoff run, which begins Saturday night against Washington. The 2016 third-rounder logged 10 carries for 19 yards and caught five passes for 18 yards and a TD in 10 games with the Texans this past season.
The Buccaneers are bringing in Prosise (ankle) for a tryout, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. Prosise sat out Houston's Week 16 home game against the Bengals because of an ankle issue, and he was subsequently cut the following day. Tampa Bay may find benefit from the 26-year-old's services given a slew of injury issues at running back, so long as Prosise himself is fully healthy at the moment. Leonard Fournette (abdomen) was limited in practice Thursday, while Kenjon Barner (groin) and T.J. Logan (knee) remain on IR.
Prosise (ankle) was waived by Houston on Monday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old missed Week 16 with the ankle injury and is now parting ways with the Texans. Prosise appeared in 10 games this season and had 10 carries for 19 yards, five receptions for 18 yards and returned eight kickoffs for 149 yards.
Prosise (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals. The 26-year-old appeared to be in the clear for backup carries in Week 16 after he submitted full practice sessions Thursday and Friday. Duke Johnson (neck) was ruled out ahead of him on the depth chart, but now Prosise, too, has been deemed inactive for Week 16. Buddy Howell and Scottie Phillips will garner any backup RB work behind David Johnson as result of Prosise's late scratch.
Prosise, who sat out Week 15 with an ankle injury, was a full participant for the final two practices this week and is healthy entering Sunday's contest against the Bengals. Houston's running back depth chart gets a shakeup for the second straight game with second stringer Duke Johnson (neck) ruled out. David Johnson will start with Prosise, Buddy Howell and Scottie Phillips ready for increased work if necessary.
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