Devine Ozigbo

New England Patriots
Running Back #22
New England Patriots
Running Back #22

Devine Ozigbo News

Signs contract with Patriots

The Patriots signed Ozigbo to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Analysis: Ozigbo spent time with the Jaguars and Saints to begin the 2021 campaign but joined the Patriots for the final month of the regular season. He served mainly on practice squads and had minimal work across three regular-season appearances with Jacksonville and New Orleans. The 25-year-old will now attempt to carve out a role with New England heading into the offseason.

Jan 17, 2022 2:16 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Ozigbo reverted to New England's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction report.

Analysis: Ozigbo was elevated to the active roster ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Colts but failed to see any snaps. He's appeared in three games so far this season, registering one carry for -3 yards and one reception for seven yards.

Dec 20, 2021 8:54 PM EST



Elevated for Saturday's game

The Patriots have elevated Ozigbo from their practice squad ahead of Saturday night's game against the Colts.

Analysis: He'll provide the team's backfield with added depth, with Damien Harris (hamstring) having been ruled out for the contest. Also in the mix Saturday will be expected lead back Rhamondre Stevenson and change-of-pace option Brandon Bolden (knee), provided he's active.

Dec 18, 2021 2:12 PM EST


Joins Pats' practice squad

The Patriots have signed Ozigbo to their practice squad,

Analysis: Ozigbo has previously played for the Jaguars and Saints. He was just released by Jacksonville on Nov. 27. Overall, he has only played in three NFL games. The 25-year-old will now look to make an impression on the team's practice squad.

Nov 30, 2021 4:27 PM EST


Working out for Patriots

Ozigbo will work out for the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: New England appears poised to add Ozigbo to the practice squad, assuming his tryout goes well. With J.J. Taylor (undisclosed) having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, the Patriots are in need of emergency backfield depth.

Nov 30, 2021 8:22 AM EST



Waived by Jacksonville

Ozigbo was waived by the Jaguars on Saturday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ozigbo was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Nov. 1 and was active for Week 9's win over the Bills. However, the former Cornhusker has registered back-to-back inactives due to coach's decision and will now have to look for his third team this season.

Nov 27, 2021 6:23 PM EST


Inactive Sunday

Ozigbo (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.

Analysis: Ozigbo was active for Week 9 but won't be suiting up Sunday with James Robinson (heel) cleared to play. Carlos Hyde will work as the No. 2 tailback with Dare Ogunbowale serving as the reserve option.

Nov 14, 2021 9:05 AM EST


Claimed by Jags

Ozigbo was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Monday.

Analysis: Ozigbo was waived by New Orleans over the weekend and will now return to Jacksonville, where he spent the previous two seasons. The 25-year-old will provide some backfield depth after starter James Robinson (ankle) picked up an injury Sunday.

Nov 1, 2021 5:08 PM EST


Waived by Saints

Ozigbo was waived by the Saints on Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Ozigbo was rendered moot after Mark Ingram joined the team in a trade earlier in the week. The 25-year-old will look to latch on with another team or hang around on the practice squad.

Oct 30, 2021 3:26 PM EST


Nets four yards in win

Ozigbo lost three yards on one carry and caught his only target for seven yards in Monday's 13-10 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Ozigbo entered the contest as the only healthy running back on the active roster behind Alvin Kamara. Despite the lack of depth, the 25-year-old totaled just two touches behind Alvin Kamara, who led the team with 30 total touches. For fantasy, Ozigbo is nothing more than a handcuff to Kamara, but not a strong one at that with Tony Jones (ankle) likely returning from injured reserve in the near future.

Oct 27, 2021 5:17 AM EST


Logs handful of offensive snaps

Ozigbo logged seven snaps on offense during Sunday's 33-22 win over Washington.

Analysis: With Tony Jones (ankle) on injured reserve, Ozigbo outpaced Dwayne Washington by five offensive snaps while fullback Alex Armah more than doubled his previous season high with 16. However, no one but Alvin Kamara, who saw the vast majority of the playing time, touched the ball. It seems likely that none of these guys will approach the modest fantasy value Jones offered before Jones possibly returns in a few weeks.

Oct 11, 2021 8:12 AM EST


Signs with Saints

Ozigbo signed a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Ozigbo joined Jacksonville's practice squad after being cut at the end of training camp, but he'll now make his way to New Orleans. The 25-year-old appeared in 18 games for the Jaguars between 2018 and 2019, totaling 10 carries for 28 yards and 12 catches for 65 yards. He'll step in as New Orleans' No. 3 tailback with Tony Jones (ankle) expected to be out the next few weeks.

Oct 5, 2021 6:37 PM EST


Resurfaces on practice squad

Jacksonville signed Ozigbo to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Ozigbo is set to begin the 2021 regular season as an emergency practice squad option behind all of James Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dare Ogunbowale. He suited up for eight games last season but only handled one carry.

Sep 1, 2021 2:35 PM EST


Waived by Jacksonville

The Jaguars have waived Ozigbo.

Analysis: Ozigbo ended up being the odd man out in the Jaguars' backfield, though if he goes unclaimed, he could resurface with the team in some capacity. Jacksonville's top three RBs following initial cut-downs are James Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dare Ogunbowale.

Aug 31, 2021 1:06 PM EST


Finds end zone in preseason finale

Ozigbo carried the ball 11 times for 68 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: The numbers look good, but Ozigbo was the fourth back into the game for the Jaguars after James Robinson, Carlos Hyde and Dare Ogunbowale handled all the first-half snaps, and Ozigbo's performance likely didn't allow him to move up the depth chart. The third-year RB spent more time on special teams than he did on offense when he was active last year, and the same is likely to be true again in 2021.

Aug 29, 2021 3:01 PM EST


No touches in finale

Ozigbo played only one offensive snap during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Dare Ogunbowale dominated the backfield work with workhorse James Robinson (ankle) missing the finale two games of the season. Ozigbo ended the season with one carry for one yard and nine catches for 42 yards in eight games. The 24-year-old remains under contract for 2021, but there's hardly any roster guarantees for Jacksonville's backfield behind Robinson.

Jan 5, 2021 9:10 PM EST


Two touches in secondary role

Ozigbo had one carry for one yard and caught his lone target for three yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: The 24-year-old played a season-high 11 offensive snaps Sunday, but it's a disappointing total with workhorse James Robinson (ankle) sidelined. Dare Ogunbowale stepped into the lead role and dominated the workload, totaling 78 yards on 17 touches while playing 71 percent of the offensive snaps. Even if Robinson is unable to play Week 17, Ozigbo is likely to remain in the backup role behind Ogunbowale.

Dec 28, 2020 6:56 PM EST


Totals 30 yards Week 14

Ozigbo caught all four of his targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Ozigbo's production is a bit misleading, as he played only six offensive snaps and all four catches came on Jacksonville's final drive of the blowout loss. Dare Ogunbowale had one catch for 12 yards and operated as the backup to workhorse James Robinson for most of the contest.

Dec 15, 2020 6:48 PM EST


No touches Sunday

Ozigbo didn't receive a touch during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: The 24-year-old played only two offensive snaps despite Dare Ogunbowale (hand) being inactive, with James Robinson continuing to dominate the backfield work. Ozigbo's contributions on special teams guarantee him some playing time, but he won't be factoring into the offensive gameplan without an injury to Robinson.

Nov 30, 2020 11:47 AM EST


Secures three receptions

Ozigbo caught all three targets for five yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: The three receptions ranked second on the team, but his involvement is a bit misleading as he played only four offensive snaps and all three catches came on the final drive of the blowout. Ozigbo missed the previous two games with the hamstring issue and should serve as the team's backup tailback. James Robinson once again dominated the backfield reps and was the only player to receive a carry during Sunday's contest.

Nov 23, 2020 12:42 PM EST


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