The addition of Leonard Fournette to Tampa Bay's backfield led to collateral damage.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bucs are cutting running back Dare Ogunbowale, per a source informed of the situation.
Ogunbowale spent the past two seasons in Tampa as a core special-teamer and pass-catching back. In 2019 he played in all 16 games, compiling 35 receptions for 286 yards while adding 11 rushes for 17 yards and two TDs.
The 26-year-old appeared to be in line to play the pass-catching role out of the Bucs backfield alongside LeSean McCoy. The addition of Fournette, however, led to a crowded room. Ogunbowale became the odd man out.
Given his play on special teams, pass-catching ability and pass-blocking acumen out of the backfield, Ogunbowale should catch on with a team looking for versatility from the backup running back spot. His special teams play could be the key to landing a new gig.
Ogunbowale wasn't the only Buc to get squeezed out of a job.
Tampa is waiving kicker Matt Gay, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero reported, per sources informed of the situation.
The 2019 fifth-round pick became expendable after the Bucs recently signed veteran Ryan Succop this week.
Gay converted 27 of 35 field goals last season, making 5-of-8 from 50-plus yards, with a long of 58. He also converted 43 of 48 extra points.
Gay spent most of training camp in a battle with Elliott Fry, who was released on Sept. 1. In the end, the Bucs decided to go with neither Gay nor Fry. Instead, Bruce Arians' team wanted a veteran presence at the kicker spot.