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Former Buccaneers running back Dare Ogunbowale signs with the Jags

He’s expected to suit up for Sunday’s week 1 opener

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Former Bucs running back Dare Ogunbowale during week 10 match up against the New Orleans Saints
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Dare Ogunbowale was cut by the Buccaneers as a result of the overcrowded backfield. The Bucs signed Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy to one year deals and they drafted Ke’Shawn Vaughn in the third round.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay times reports

Ogunbowale, who played nearly 700 snaps last season between offense and special teams, is a casualty of the Bucs’ sudden collection of running backs. Tampa Bay drafted rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn in the third round in April. In August, it signed 34-year-old LeSean McCoy.

Ogunbowale was immediately seen in Las Vegas and almost signed with the Raiders, which was presumed to only be as a member of their practice squad as reported by Greg Auman of theathletic.com.

As reported by multiple outlets, including SB Nation’s Big Cat Nation, the Jags have officially added Ogunbowale to their active roster. After the Jags released Fournette, and Ryquell Armstead was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, their backfield is now depleted. The former Bucs running back should do very well for them in a depth role and special teams.