Jacksonville signed Ozigbo to the practice squad Wednesday. Ozigbo is set to begin the 2021 regular season as an emergency practice squad option behind James Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dare Ogunbowale. He suited up for eight games last season but only handled one carry.
Ozigbo has been waived by the Jaguars. Ozigbo ended up being the odd man out in the Jaguars' backfield, though if he goes unclaimed, he could resurface with the team in some capacity. Jacksonville's top three RBs following initial cut-downs are James Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dare Ogunbowale.
Ozigbo carried the ball 11 times for 68 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys. The numbers look good, but Ozigbo was the fourth back into the game for the Jaguars after James Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dare Ogunbowale handled all the first-half snaps, and Ozigbo's performance likely didn't allow him to move up the depth chart. The third-year RB spent more time on special teams than he did on offense when he was active last year, and the same is likely to be true again in 2021.
Ozigbo played only one offensive snap during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts. Dare Ogunbowale dominated the backfield work with workhorse James Robinson (ankle) missing the finale two games of the season. Ozigbo ended the season with one carry for one yard and nine catches for 42 yards in eight games. The 24-year-old remains under contract for 2021, but there are hardly any roster guarantees for Jacksonville's backfield behind Robinson.
Ozigbo had one carry for one yard and caught his lone target for three yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears. The 24-year-old played a season-high 11 offensive snaps Sunday, but it was a disappointing total given that workhorse James Robinson (ankle) was sidelined. Dare Ogunbowale stepped into the lead role and dominated the workload, totaling 78 yards on 17 touches while playing 71 percent of the offensive snaps. Even if Robinson is unable to play in Week 17, Ozigbo is likely to remain in the backup role behind Ogunbowale.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||32||33.00|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||23||21.00|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||20||18.00|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||15||11.00|
|3 Year Avg||5||14||0||6||32||0||4|