Texans re-signing RB Dare Ogunbowale

Sun Apr 21 11:45am ET
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The Houston Texans are re-signing running back Dare Ogunbowale to a one-year contract, NFL Network reported on Sunday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ogunbowale, who turns 30 on May 4, had eight carries for 35 yards and two catches for 18 yards in 12 games last season.

He also contributed by stepping up for an injured Ka'imi Fairbairn and kicking 29-yard field goal in November against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also returned a pair of kicks while playing on special teams.

Ogunbowale has rushed for 457 yards and four touchdowns and added 80 catches for 576 yards and one score in 80 career games (eight starts) with the Washington franchise (2017), Buccaneers (2018-19), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020-21) and Texans.

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