Ware was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list and subsequently waived by the Buccaneers on Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The first-year back was placed on the COVID list on July 31 but since he has been cleared before being waived, he'll now be able to sign on with a new club immediately. He spent the majority of last season on Tampa Bay's practice squad.
The Buccaneers placed Ware (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Ware is the third member of his position group in Tampa Bay to land on the list, joining Ke'Shawn Vaughn (illness) and Raymond Calais (illness). Association with the list doesn't mean Ware tested positive for COVID, as he may have been in contact with some who did in the recent past. In any case, he'll have to go through additional testing before he'll be allowed in team facilities.
Ware signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ware signed on to the Buccaneers' practice squad back in October after spending the preseason in Indianapolis. He is currently one of five running backs on Tampa Bay's roster as they head into the offseason.
Ware signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Ware spent training camp with the Colts and rushed 33 times for 108 yards while catching nine passes for 36 yards in four preseason games. The 22-year-old signed as a free agent out of USC after going undrafted in April.
Ware had seven carries for 24 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Ware continues to get significant work in preseason games after eight carries for 25 yards in the preseason opener. However, the undrafted rookie out of USC has an uphill battle to win a roster spot and hasn't been overly impressive with a 3.3 YPC.
Ware had eight carries for 25 yards in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Ware didn't overly impress with a 3.1 YPC, but the Indy offensive line struggled with mostly second- and third-stingers. The undrafted rookie out of USC has an uphill battle to win a roster spot.
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