It took a whole week, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their first change to the roster since the start of training camp. On Thursday, the team announced that it has waived/injured running back Dalton Crossan and signed running back Dare Ogunbowale.
Ogunbowale begins his second stint with the Buccaneers, having spent a week on Tampa Bay's practice squad late last season. Originally an undrafted free agent with Houston in 2017, he began his rookie season on the Texans' practice squad, where he toiled for a month. The Buccaneers were his second stop, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, and then he landed on Washington's practice squad. Washington then promoted Ogunbowale to the active roster and he saw action in the last two games of the season without producing any statistics.
Ogunbowale (5-11, 205) played his college ball at Wisconsin. After walking on as a cornerback, he converted to running back and over three seasons accumulated 1,518 yards and 13 touchdowns on 319 carries (4.8 avg.) and caught 60 passes for 507 yards and two more touchdowns.
The Buccaneers signed Crossan in February. The former New Hampshire standout had first signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent in 2017 but he was waived/injured midway through the preseason. As a senior at New Hampshire, Crossan ran for 1,281 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 42 passes for another 266 yards and four scores.