The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially signed running back Dare Ogunbowale to the active roster. To make room on the roster, the team placed running back Devine Ozigbo on the team’s reserve/injured list with a hamstring injury.
Ogunbowale has appeared in 20 career games and has totaled 11 rushes for 17 yards and two touchdowns and 35 receptions for 286 yards, as well as four special teams tackles. He originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and has also spent time with Washington and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ogunbowale played collegiately at Wisconsin from 2013-2016 and rushed for 1,518 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 60 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns in 49 career games. A native of Milwaukee, he attended Marquette High School. His sister, Arike, played college basketball at Notre Dame and is now a point guard for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings.
Ozigbo is eligible to return this season per the new rules for the 2020 NFL season, according to Pro Football Talk.
The 2020-only rules, which become effective after 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 6, will allow the team to remove any player with a football or non-football injury from the roster for three weeks. After three weeks, the player will be eligible to return to practice. Once he returns to practice, the team will have 21 days to place him back on the active roster.
So, looks like Ozigbo is good to return to practice in Week 4 and then the team will have until Week 7 to return him to the active roster and he can play as soon as he returns to practice. But if he does not return to the active roster by Week 7 he is done for the season.