Ozigbo is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Titans, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Ozigbo has not yet appeared in a game this season. The undrafted rookie out of Nebraska was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars shortly after roster cutdowns, but it remains to be seen whether he'll end up carving out a role in Jacksonville.
Ozigbo was a healthy inactive for Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
Ozigbo was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars after roster cutdowns but was the odd man out come Sunday. Leonard Fournette and Ryquell Armstead are locked into their starting and backup roles, respectively, while Tyler Ervin works as a return specialist. Ozigbo may remain off the gameday roster going forward, barring an injury.
The Jaguars claimed Ozigbo off waivers from the Saints on Sunday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
The undrafted rookie out of Nebraska averaged 4.4 yards on 21 carries and 6.8 yards on nine receptions (10 targets) while playing for the Saints this preseason. The Jaguars also claimed Tyler Ervin, adding a pair of running backs to join Leonard Fournette, Alfred Blue (ankle) and Ryquell Armstead.
Ozigbo was waived by the Saints, Herbie Teope of Nola.com reports.
The rookie was incredibly close to making the roster, as the decision came down to him and Dwayne Washington, with the team electing to roll with the veteran. It's likely that Ozigbo could be back with the team in some fashion, most likely on the practice squad, should he clear waivers.
Ozigbo (undisclosed) played 15 snaps on special teams during Saturday's preseason win over the Jets, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Ozigbo shed his undisclosed injury in time to suit up for New Orleans' third exhibition match and impressed on special teams. The undrafted rookie out of Nebraska is competing for a depth role on the 53-man roster, and his affinity for special teams could increase his chances of sticking.
Ozigbo wore a red non-contact jersey during Monday's practice, Nathan Brown of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Ozigbo's limited participation Monday implies that the undrafted rookie may be dealing with an undisclosed injury. The Nebraska product is competing for a depth spot on the 53-man roster and would be well served to get healthy without missing much time.
Ozigbo carried the ball eight times for 30 yards and caught all three of his targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers.
The undrafted rookie out of Nebraska was on the receiving end of a one-yard toss from Taysom Hill in the fourth quarter. That successful red-zone conversion for Ozigbo could have been crucial to his chances of making the team -- one of his main competitors for a roster spot, Dwayne Washington, muffed his own red-zone target earlier in the game, resulting in a Chargers INT. Ozigbo has now made a positive impression in each of the first two preseason games, but he remains something of a long shot to find his way onto the Saints' 53-man roster for Week 1.
Ozigbo carried three times for 20 yards and caught his lone target for nine additional yards during Friday's 35-24 preseason loss to the Vikings.
Ozigbo looked impressive as a runner, ripping off an 11-yard gain and finishing averaging 6.7 yards per carry, albeit in a limited sample size. He's currently buried on the depth chart behind several more established veterans, but he helped his case for additional reps in this one. The starters should play more in the next contest against the Chargers, but perhaps Ozigbo could receive some extra touches in the latter stages.
The Saints are expected to sign Ozigbo to an undrafted free-agent contract, Parker Gabriel of The Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Ozigbo, a running back out of Nebraska, is coming off of a 1,000-yard season in 2018. He tested well at his pro day but didn't jump off the board in any particular category. With Mark Ingram departing the Saints in free agency, Ozigbo could fill a hole as a forceful runner to complement Alvin Kamara. For now he'll set his sights on earning a depth roster spot for the 2019 season.
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