Two Running Backs Find New Teams

September 7th, 2020

Chucky and one of his protégés are feasting on former Buccaneers running backs.

Per NFL Network, waived Bucs running Dare Ogunbowale got a quick call from Chucky and the Raiders after he cleared waivers. And writer Greg Auman has Twittered that Ogunbowale is signing with Vegas.

Buccaneers’ seventh-round pick running back Raymond Calais signed back to the Bucs’ practice squad and immediately was signed by the Rams to their active roster. Sean McVay must have seen what Bruce Arians saw in him, the next David Johnson/Tarik Cohen.

It’s always fun to see how former Buccaneers fare.

Joe can already hear Chucky grilling Ogunbowale for the Bucs playbook, in preparation for the Raiders-Bucs game in late October.

23 Responses to “Two Running Backs Find New Teams”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Good for him…..I’ve always liked this kid

  2. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I guess this shows the Bucs were deep at the RB position.

  3. Elita Vita Says:

    Upgraded running backs (finally), Upgraded TEs (if that was even possible). Upgraded QB (obviously). Well, you can’t say the Bucs are not trying!!! Go Bucs!

  4. adam from ny Says:

    but where is charles sims ? lol

  5. adam from ny Says:

    is doug martini even on a roster now…

  6. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Oh well..I did want to see Raymond Calais as a return specialist / back up RB.

  7. teacherman777 Says:

    we kept too many WR.

    Also, Cichy is a wasted roster spot. We only need Kevin Minter as our backup ILB.

    Sad to see Calais leave us.

  8. #1bucfan Says:

    Idk teacher777 cichy has started potential. Hurt his knee his rookie season and is stacked behind white and David I believe when he gets his shot he will shine. David isn’t getting younger lol

  9. Colonel_mp Says:

    I was hoping Raymond would have stayed on the practice squad. A good price to pay to land Fournette.

  10. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    teacherman777 Says, “….Cichy is a wasted roster spot. We only need Kevin Minter as our backup ILB.”

    RB position was too deep for Calais to get a shot at playing this year. He didn’t win any special teams positions during camp. Cichy on the other hand has value on special teams and with the Covid-19 protocol you need extra bodies at key positions. ILB needs at least 4 positions.

    Makes sense to me to keep Cichy on the active roster. Bucs tried to place Calais on the practice squad but LA seems to think he was special enough to add to their active roster. Good for him.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s always a good sign when other teams pick up your ejected players……

    Sure….some of these pickups like Fournette & Shady are great…..but you’ve got to have some players for ST……Cichy is one of those… was Dare…..

    I’m hoping that our ST won’t be that important to us because we won’t punt as often and our PK, Pinion is #1 in the entire NFL with touchbacks.

  12. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man this was trash I don’t know why yall like him so much he ain’t never do nothing for the team lol 😂🤣😆 !!

  13. dmatt Says:

    teacherman 777,
    I agree, we kept too many wr n Cichy is a wasted spot. He’s in the same predicament as JEvans n Kendal Beckwith once was, either injury prone, always injured, or never available. We should’ve kept Raymond Calais n sent John Hurst to the practice squad. Calais brings more value to the team, he has excellent hands which is something he personally worked on over the past year to enhance his pass receiving skills.He can play in the back field, return punts n or kickoffs. Sean McVey will use him n maximize his skills set. I don’t understand the logic n letting him go because McCoy will be with us no more than a year, two at the max, n in a year or two, when Brady’s gone, will Fournette feel the same about the team as he do now.

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    ^^^Because he was a Buc, that’s why!

  15. ItzOK Says:

    Itz a great sign when you see players get cut from the Bucs and instantly find jobs on other rosters.

    Itz the tell tell sign that our talent is very high. Reminds me of the lte 90’s and early 2000 bucs teams. Watching players who couldn’t make that squad go on to start for other teams.

    One other point that stands out about the super bowl winning team is just how many first round draft picks were on that roster.

    I recall Rickey Dudley a talented TE never really lived up to his potential but played a key role when he got his opportunities with the bucs.

  16. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I know I’m not as adept at evaluating talent like the rest of you guys, but I’m not at all disappointed Dare is gone and not scared of what he may tell Gruden, either. He has been mediocre at best in seasons past. Any flashes on SP were outweighed by the SPs dismal performance overall.

  17. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Should be ST, not SP.

  18. lambchop Says:

    Raymond Calais is tiny! He won’t be used as a RB, only return specialist. KR these days is a dinosaur with the new rules. Hardly any kick returns. PR, sure.

    If you wanted someone for Special Teams, Ogunbowale was the guy. He’s also a better backup than Vaughn at this point with the work DO put in the offseason.

  19. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Glad to see that Dare Ogunbowale caught on somewhere.

  20. BucEmUp Says:

    i liked calias

  21. Stanglassman Says:

    Raymond Calais is two inches taller than Tarik Cohen and is the same weight coming in as a rookie. He may have needed a year to develop but the Bucs will regret it. By then BA will be retired at the lake house telling his friends how smart he was to draft him in the 7th round. The Bucs are not thinking past a 1-2 year window. I sure hope it’s gonna be worth it.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    What are you guys whining about a 7th round cut for? Ridicilous.

    One of yall said he has a lot of value????? What? How do you even come up with such a statement? You are totally talking out of your ass to say that. Last I checked the guys never taken a snap in his life. If he’s such a great returner(like you claim based off of nothing) then how come some guy I never heard of beat him in camp for the job? You know who else was supposted to be a good returner? Scotty Miller until he actually got the chance and he was absolutely terrible. One of the worst I seen…..So please dont hold your breathe on proclaiming him to be a dynamic player……Titles like that gotta be earned.

    And I hate to sound like I’m bagging on Calias here. That’s not fair to him. But some of these proclamations need to be put in their place…….You are gonna be waiting a while most likely. He couldn’t make the team here so dont expect the Rams to be dressing him anytime soon. He’s likely not ready…….Let’s just see if t hgv e Rams dont cut him and tryout somebody else before they give him a chance…….He might just wind up back with Tampa for all we know right now.

    Calias could very well prove to be a good NFL player. But that is very far from a guarantee at this point.

    And one guy said to cut Cinchy instead. Based on what? Cinchy has shown to be solid in the job we asked of him on ST. Didnt he even punch a ball on for a big play in a tight game?……Or am I getting the name wrong?……….Either way how could you say Calias is better then Cinchy? Did we play preseason games that I missed and Calias made some Touchdowns? What’s the basis for a statement like this?

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Calais getting signed is really unexpected – can’t believe the Bucs saw that coming. I don’t get why they didn’t test him more as a returner in camp – instead having him as a gunner. If he turns out to be an excellent return guy then the Bucs coaches screwed up bigly in not even giving him a chance to perform in practice. But we shall see.

    As for Dare, good for him. As a special teams guy he was fine – as a RB, no thanks. But he seemed like a decent guy.