Ogunbowale fielded six offensive snaps with no touches, also collecting two tackles on 21 special-teams snaps during Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers.
Ogunbowale has yet to garner an offensive touch in his debut campaign with the Jaguars, after logging 35 receptions and 11 rushes for a total of 303 scrimmage yards last year in Tampa Bay. So far in 2020, James Robinson has dominated the running back workload by fielding 107 of the position's 113 carries and 32 of the 51 RB targets. Barring an injury on the depth chart ahead of him, Ogunbowale seems destined for extremely limited offensive usage.
Ogunbowale (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Leonard Fournette and Ogunbowale essentially swapped franchises earlier this month, as the former landed in Tampa Bay while the latter headed to Jacksonville after they were waived by the respective organizations. Unlike Fournette before him in Jacksonville, Ogunbowale won't be in line for nearly as substantial of a role, with most of the reps he earns coming in obvious passing situations. So long as Chris Thompson is healthy and available, however, Ogunbowale may become a fixture on the inactive list, as he's somewhat redundant as a second pass-catching back.
Ogunbowale has officially been signed to Jacksonville's active roster, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports.
Ogunbowale was the odd man out in Tampa Bay following the acquisition of Leonard Fournette, but he'll end up catching on with Fournette's old team less than a week after he was cut. The Jacksonville backfield was in dire need of assistance, as Ryquell Armstead remains on the COVID list, and the team placed Devine Ogzigbo (hamstring) on the injured reserve early Thursday morning. It's unclear what type of role Ogunbowale will have Week 1 against Indianapolis, as his skill set mostly mirrors that of current projected No. 2 back Chris Thompson. Ogunbowale also saw regular work on special teams last season as a member of the Bucs.
The Jaguars are on track to sign Ogunbowale, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
If the move happens as expected, Ogunbowale would provide the team with added backfield/special-teams depth. Ogunbowale carved out a third-down role with the Bucs last season, and it's possible that he could earn touches in Jacksonville's brewing backfield committee once he's up to speed with the team's offense.
The Buccaneers will waive Ogunbowale, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ogunbowale appeared destined for a change-of-pace/special-teams role with the Bucs, but the team's recent addition of Leonard Fournette made him the odd man out, with Ronald Jones, Ke'Shawn Vaughn and LeSean McCoy also in the mix. It remains to be seen if Ogunbowale catches on with another team in short order or circles back with Tampa Bay once the ongoing league-wide roster trimming settles down.
Ogunbowale's special teams value could keep him on the roster even after the Buccaneers signed Leonard Fournette, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Fournette, Ronald Jones and third-round rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn are roster locks, and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network suggests LeSean McCoy is still expected to have a role, potentially handling the passing-down work that went to Ogunbowale last season. It's rare for a team to carry five running backs, but it wouldn't be an unreasonable choice if Vaughn is starting the season as a healthy scratch and Ogunbowale is taking snaps on multiple special teams units.
Ogunbowale, who is part of a crowded running back depth chart, is trusted by the coaching staff to handle a variety of responsibilities and isn't intimidated by the competition, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. "That's kind of the way I've been, the story of my career," Ogunbowale said Sunday. "I've always been in competition. That's the way it's always been. I see everything as a competition. Us bringing in more running backs, that's just more people to compete with. Even before that, I had competition on my mind."
Ogunbowale's pass-catching skills were on display last season when he evolved into the primary third-down back, as he secured 35 of 46 targets for 286 yards. However, that was far from Ogunbowale's only role, as he also carried 11 times, recorded a pair of rushing touchdowns, amassed 223 kick-return yards and logged 317 special-teams snaps overall as one of the captains of the unit. The multiple responsibilities clearly speak to how much trust the coaching staff has in Ogunbowale, but he's facing some talented competition in the form of seventh-round rookie Raymond Calais, who brings a distinguished resume as a returner from his college career at Louisiana-Lafayette. Additionally, Ogunbowale faces an uphill battle to see as many receiving opportunities in 2020, considering LeSean McCoy and his 503 career receptions arrived earlier this offseason.
Ogunbowale was one of several Buccaneers skill players to participate in a workout with Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.
The Wisconsin product managed to carve out a steady third-down role in what was his second Buccaneers campaign in 2019, leading to a career-best 35 receptions and 286 receiving yards, as well as a pair of rushing touchdowns. With Brady's extensive history of success with pass-catching backs, it certainly behooves Ogunbowale to get as much on-field time with his new quarterback, especially during an offseason where traditional OTAs aren't an option. Additionally, Ogunbowale projects to face fierce competition for playing time -- and by extension, his roster spot -- from rookies Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Raymond Calais this summer, so it's unsurprising to see him taking the initiative of participating in any workout organized by the future Hall of Fame signal-caller.
Ogunbowale finished the 2019 season with 11 carries for 17 yards and two touchdowns, 35 receptions (46 targets) for 286 yards and 223 kickoff return yards across 16 games.
Ironically, the talented receiving back wasn't targeted in the Week 17 overtime loss to the Falcons, the first such instance during 2019. However, Ogunbowale was successful in the third-down role throughout the season, logging multiple receptions in 10 games overall. The third-year pro also was a solid presence in the return game when called upon, although he appeared to lose that role to T.J. Logan for several weeks until the latter was put on injured reserve with a thumb injury leading up to Week 14. With Peyton Barber headed into unrestricted free agency and Ogunbowale on the books for a bargain cost of $585,000 in 2020, the latter could have an opportunity to secure a bigger role behind Ronald Jones in training camp and preseason next summer.
Ogunbowale secured three of five targets for 34 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday. He also returned five kickoffs for 74 yards.
Ogunbowale filled his usual complementary role, notching multiple receptions for the third time in the last four games and seeing five targets for the second time in three contests. The story with Ogunbowale is largely unchanged -- he'll log the occasional carry or two but sees a consistent, albeit modest, workload in the passing game.
Ogunbowale rushed once for three yards and secured his only target for 13 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-17 win over the Lions on Sunday. He also returned two kickoffs for 43 yards.
Ogunbowale filled his usual change-of-pace role, but with the Buccaneers enjoying a rather rare comfortable lead from the second quarter onward, he wasn't as involved as in recent weeks. He also continued filling the primary kickoff returner role with T.J. Logan (thumb) on injured reserve and should see varying levels of modest activity over the final two games of the campaign.
Ogunbowale hauled in all five of his targets for 48 yards and returned one kickoff for 26 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
The change-of-pace back played a total of 23 snaps on offense in addition to his 19 on special teams. Ogunbowale's reception and receiving yardage totals were career bests, as he continues to develop into a dependable third-down/two-minute back. His virtually non-existent rushing role does limit his fantasy viability, however.
Ogunbowale caught both of his targets for 12 yards and did not gain yardage on his only carry during Sunday's 28-11 win over the Jaguars.
Ogunbowale rebounded a bit Sunday after Week 12's one-touch outing. Though he has just nine touches over his past three games, it's worth noting that four of them have come in the red zone. Ogunbowale remains capable of stealing a touchdown here and there, as he has twice already this season, but he better be right outside the goal line as he's averaging just 1.1 yards per carry this season. Next up is a Sunday matchup against Indianapolis' middle-of-the-pack run defense.
Ogunbowale rushed once for 12 yards and failed to secure his only target in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The backup running back saw a modest 14 snaps from scrimmage Sunday, his lowest tally of the season. Ogunbowale's reduced involvement came as fellow change-of-pace option T.J. Logan saw a season-high seven plays on offense. Ogunbowale should continue to enjoy active status alongside Logan, with the latter also handling both kick return jobs and therefore likely looking at a modest amount of involvement on offense the remainder of the season.
Ogunbowale ran twice for no gain and brought in three of four targets for 10 yards in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Ogunbowale saw his snap count from scrimmage climb to 29 due to the Buccaneers being in catch-up mode, with his level of participation qualifying as his highest since Week 6 against the Panthers. The third-year back has back-to-back three-catch efforts, and he's recorded multiple grabs in seven games overall. Ogunbowale's role figures to remain modest week to week as long as Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones are healthy in front of him.
Ogunbowale did not log any carries but secured all three of his targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Ogunbowale saw T.J. Logan take the only running back carry that didn't go to Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones, but he was once again a modest presence in the passing game. Ogunbowale notched multiple grabs for the sixth time this season, and he continued to see his snap count from scrimmage remain over the 20-mark. Ogunbowale is slated for a similar third-down/pass-catching role against the Saints in Week 11.
Ogunbowale scored a one-yard rushing touchdown on his only carry and secured his only target for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Ogunbowale powered in from one yard out with 46 seconds remaining to erase a 34-27 deficit and notch his second rushing score of the campaign. The change-of-pace back has now logged over 20 snaps from scrimmage in three straight and six of seven overall, but the 25-year-old remains an option in only very deep PPR formats due to his limited touches.
Ogunbowale rushed once for minus-2 yards and brought in one of three targets for three yards in the Buccaneers' 27-23 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
The third-down back was coming off his first career NFL touchdown in Week 6 against the Panthers, but he was unable to generate any sort of even mildly successful encore. Ogunbowale still saw plenty of playing time -- his 27 snaps from scrimmage tied for his second-highest tally of the season in that category -- but he retains minimal fantasy value in only the deepest of PPR formats in his current role.
Ogunbowale rushed once for a three-yard touchdown and secured three of five targets for 22 yards in the Buccaneers' 37-26 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Ogunbowale functioned primarily in his usual pass-catching role, but with the Buccaneers trailing throughout the second half, he logged a robust 46 snaps from scrimmage and even converted a red-zone carry into his first career TD. He remains behind Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber in the backfield pecking order, but Sunday's performance could earn him more touches moving forward.
Ogunbowale lost four yards on his sole rush. secured two of three targets for 27 yards and returned one kickoff for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-24 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Ogunbowale was featured in his usual third-down/pass-catching role and also logged his first kickoff return of the season. The third-year back continues to flash as a receiver, but he's highly unlikely to see any meaningful action on the ground while Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones are healthy.
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