CJ Prosise

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back #22
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running Back #22

CJ Prosise News

Inks with Buccaneers

Prosise signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Prosise spent three weeks on Tampa Bay's practice squad back in January. Prior to that he suited up for 10 regular-season games with the Texans, during which span he recorded 10 carries for 19 yards, plus five catches for 18 yards and a score. With both Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy possible moving on in free agency, Prosise could get a chance to compete for a reserve role this offseason.

Feb 12, 2021 10:12 AM EST


Cut from practice squad

Prosise's contract with Tampa Bay was terminated Friday.

Analysis: Prosise's stint in Tampa Bay has come to an end after not appearing in a single matchup. The running back was able to log a decent amount of game time in the 2020-regular season with the Texans though. Through his 10 games, the 2016 third-round pick carried the ball 10 times for 19 yards and caught five receptions for 18 yards, including a touchdown pass.

Jan 29, 2021 2:30 PM EST



Catches on with Tampa Bay

Prosise has signed with the Buccaneers' practice squad, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The running backs currently on the team's active roster are Ronald Jones, Leonard Fournette, Ke'Shawn Vaughn and LeSean McCoy. Prosise provides the Bucs with another backfield option in advance of their playoff run, which begins Saturday night against Washington. The 2016 third-rounder logged 10 carries for 19 yards and caught five passes for 18 yards and a TD in 10 games with the Texans this past season.

Jan 5, 2021 10:52 AM EST


Getting tryout with Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers are bringing in Prosise (ankle) for a tryout Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Analysis: Prosise sat out Houston's Week 16 home game against the Bengals because of an ankle issue, and he was subsequently cut the following day. Tampa Bay may find benefit from the 26-year-old's services given a slew of injury issues at running back, so long as Prosise himself is fully healthy at the moment. Leonard Fournette (abdomen) was limited in practice Thursday, while Kenjon Barner (groin) and T.J. Logan (knee) remain on IR.

Dec 31, 2020 3:37 PM EST


Let go by Houston

Prosise (ankle) was released by Houston on Monday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old missed Week 16 with the ankle injury and is now parting ways with the Texans. Prosise appeared in 10 games this season and had 10 carries for 19 yards, five receptions for 18 yards and returned eight kickoffs for 149 yards.

Dec 28, 2020 1:17 PM EST



Healthy scratch for Week 16

Prosise (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Even without Duke Johnson (neck) available for Week 16, Prosise was unable to carve out a role on the gameday roster. The 26-year-old back was ruled out prior to Houston's Week 15 loss to Indianapolis because of an ankle issue, but now he's seemingly been jumped on the RB depth chart by Scottie Phillips and Dontrell Hilliard. Prosise was able to practice without restrictions Thursday and Friday.

Dec 27, 2020 8:54 AM EST


Healthy entering Sunday

Prosise was a full participant for the final two practices of the week and will be healthy entering Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Houston's running back depth chart gets a shakeup this week with second stringer Duke Johnson (neck) ruled out. David Johnson will start with Prosise, Buddy Howell and Scottie Phillips ready for increased work if necessary.

Dec 26, 2020 5:54 AM EST


No restrictions Thursday

Prosise (ankle) practiced in full Thursday.

Analysis: By way of his improved status, the 26-year-old back is seemingly in the clear for Sunday's upcoming matchup against the Bengals. Prosise couldn't suit up last Sunday against the Colts, costing him a second appearance in three weeks. Against Cincinnati, he's expected to slot into a depth position at RB while continuing his role as a top kick returner alongside Scottie Phillips.

Dec 24, 2020 6:00 PM EST


Listed as limited participant

Prosise (neck) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: It's an encouraging sign that Prosise is on the field to start the week, as he only practiced once last week before sitting out against the Colts. If Prosise can't shake the injury for Sunday's matchup versus the Bengals, Buddy Howell could serve as the No. 2 running back again, pending Duke Johnson's (neck) status.

Dec 23, 2020 4:48 PM EST


Ruled out versus Colts

Prosise (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game in Indianapolis.

Analysis: Prosise won't travel with the team to Indianapolis, and he's missed back-to-back practices, so it doesn't look like he was particularly close to taking the field. With Duke Johnson (neck) also ruled out, Buddy Howell stands to serve as the No. 2 option behind David Johnson.

Dec 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST


Officially questionable

Prosise (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Prosise has now missed two straight practices, a hint that he may be trending in the wrong direction to play in Indianapolis. With Duke Johnson (neck) also questionable, however, Prosise could get a chance to serve as the top backup to David Johnson if healthy.

Dec 18, 2020 1:31 PM EST


Downgraded Thursday

Prosise (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Prosise was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, so it's certainly not a good sign to see the running back downgraded. Prosise (13 snaps, two touches) seemed to slide down the depth chart in last week's loss to the Bears, as he was out-touched and out-snapped by Buddy Howell (23, 12) in the contest. Prosise is trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Colts, but considering his limited role, his absence wouldn't affect much from a fantasy perspective.

Dec 17, 2020 3:40 PM EST


Dealing with ankle issue

Prosise was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: It's unclear how Prosise suffered the ankle injury but it's serious enough to limited his practice reps. The Notre Dame product was virtually phased out of the gameplan in Week 14, toting the ball once for two yards and he caught his lone target for 10 yards in the loss to Chicago. Prosise seems to be falling down the depth chart, so even if he's healthy to play in Sunday's game against the Colts, he won't affect much from a fantasy perspective.

Dec 16, 2020 3:57 PM EST


Lags behind Howell

Prosise has one carry for two yards and caught his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: With David Johnson (reserve/COVID-19 list) unavailable, Duke Johnson started the game with Prosise and Buddy Howell serving as the top backups. Prosise (13 snaps, two touches) lagged behind Howell (23, 12) in what was a surprising development. David Johnson is due back next week, so we could see a more normal distribution of playing time Week 15 against the Colts.

Dec 14, 2020 4:22 AM EST


Off injured list

Prosise was a full participant in practices Thursday and Friday and is set to play Week 14 against the Bears.

Analysis: Prosise, who opened the practice week as questionable with a non-COVID-related illness, could be a factor this week against the Bears. In a related development, the Texans placed lead running back David Johnson on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, which means Prosise moves up to second on the depth chart behind Duke Johnson.

Dec 12, 2020 3:00 AM EST


Dealing with ailment

Prosise (illness) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Prosise missed last week's game as he was hospitalized with a non-COVID-related stomach illness, as he continues to recover. Even if Prosise is healthy and available for Sunday's game against the Bears, he's likely to have a diminished role, as David Johnson (concussion) returned from injured reserve last week.

Dec 9, 2020 4:33 PM EST


Out against Colts

Prosise (illness) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Prosise is currently hospitalized with a non-COVID related stomach illness, which explains his absence from practice this week. With David Johnson (concussion) inching toward a return from IR, it seems likely that Prosise's role would have been diminished even if he were healthy.

Dec 4, 2020 8:01 AM EST


Misses another practice

Prosise (illness) did not practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Prosise has not missed back-to-back practices, making his availability for Sunday's game against the Colts unclear. He's coming off his best game of the season, but with David Johnson (concussion) apparently nearing a return, Prosise could find himself relegated back to a depth role even if he manages to get fully healthy.

Dec 3, 2020 4:03 PM EST


Sits out Wednesday

Prosise didn't participate in Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

Analysis: This is tough news for Prosise, as the Notre Dame product is coming off his best game of the season, supplying five carries for 12 yards and a touchdown catch in a Thanksgiving win. To make matters worse, David Johnson (concussion) was designated for a return off injured reserve Wednesday, so the opportunities could be disappearing soon. Look for Prosise's practice availability the rest of the week to shed a light on his chances to play in Sunday's game against the Colts.

Dec 2, 2020 3:26 PM EST


Scores first TD

Prosise had five carries for 12 yards, caught his lone target for a two-yard touchdown and lost fumble in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Prosise scored his first touchdown of the season. The five-year veteran spent the last three weeks as the primary backup to Duke Johnson while David Johnson (concussion) spent time on injured reserve. David Johnson is eligible to return Week 13 against Indianapolis, so the window may have shut for Prosise.

Nov 27, 2020 4:04 AM EST


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