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Chris Ogbonnaya | Running Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
College: Texas
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Giants signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya.
It's a sign the G-Men are pessimistic about Rashad Jennings' (ankle) Week 14 status. Ogbonnaya appeared in five games for the Panthers earlier this season, rushing 14 times for 50 yards (3.6 YPC). Although the Giants are thin behind Jennings, Ogbonnaya won't be a fantasy consideration if New York's No. 1 runner can't go against the Titans. Dec 2 - 7:37 PM

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Panthers waived RB Chris Ogbonnaya.

Carolina promoted DT Micanor Regis from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Ogbonnaya rushed for 50 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries across five games for the Panthers. He hadn't played in a few weeks.
Nov 29 - 12:15 PM

Panthers re-signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya

Ogbonnaya was waived by the Panthers earlier this week. He'll provide depth behind Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams.
Nov 5 - 6:02 PM

Panthers waived RB Chris Ogbonnaya.

Ogbonnaya was signed just over a month ago, and rushed for 50 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. He's no longer needed with Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams healthy, and Mike Tolbert (leg, short-term I.R.) nearing a return.
Nov 3 - 6:27 PM

Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Seahawks.

Ogbonnaya had a scare during practice this week, but he's ready to pick up some of the slack behind starter Jonathan Stewart. DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Fozzy Whittaker (quad) are both inactive. The rest of the Panthers inactives: CB Bene' Benwikere, G Trai Turner, G Amini Silatolu, LB Chase Blackburn and WR Corey Brown.
Oct 26 - 11:44 AM

Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya was carted off the practice field with a groin injury on Friday.

He's listed as questionable after experiencing "stiffness" in the groin. The Panthers will use Jonathan Stewart and Darrin Reaves at tailback versus Seattle.
Oct 24 - 1:06 PM

Chris Ogbonnaya rushed four times for 12 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers.

Ogbonnaya ran as Jonathan Stewart's clear backup in the absence of DeAngelo Williams (knee), but got out-touched 15-4. Even in the Panthers' chaotic backfield, Ogbonnaya is off the radar in re-draft leagues.
Oct 19 - 6:50 PM

Chris Ogbonnaya rushed eight times for 24 yards and a score in the Panthers' Week 5 win over Chicago.

Ogbonnaya capped off the Panthers' game tying 86-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter. Darrin Reaves started the game, but Ogbonnaya saw a similar number of snaps. He will continue to share work with Reaves while DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Jonathan Stewart (knee) are out.
Oct 5 - 5:05 PM

Panthers signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya.

Ogbonnaya worked out for Carolina last week. With DeAngelo Williams hurting his ankle Sunday, and Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Mike Tolbert (leg) also out, the Panthers are starving for help. Ogbonnaya will likely play mostly on passing downs, with Darrin Reaves and Fozzy Whittaker also in the mix.
Sep 29 - 6:53 PM

Panthers worked out free agent RB Chris Ogbonnaya.

It's the first we've heard of Ogbonnaya since he was cut loose by the Browns in August. With just DeAngelo Williams and Darrin Reaves as healthy runners, the Panthers could sign Ogbonnaya before Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.
Sep 25 - 7:52 PM

Browns released RB Chris Ogbonnaya.

The Browns didn't want to expose five-star talent Isaiah Crowell to waivers, so they make a surprising cut of a versatile player who can lead block, catch and run in a pinch. Now they only have raw rookies Terrance West and Crowell behind starter Ben Tate. It's good news for the projected catch total of Tate and West, as Ogbonnaya was thought to be headed for a third-down role. Dion Lewis was also cut Saturday.
Aug 30 - 10:22 AM

RB Chris Ogbonnaya was limited to special teams in Saturday's preseason opener.

One year after catching 48 passes as part of the Browns' backfield committee, Ogbonnaya is buried behind Ben Tate, Terrance West, Dion Lewis and perhaps even Edwin Baker and Isaiah Crowell on the depth chart. He'll have to shine on special teams to keep his roster spot.
Aug 12 - 7:25 PM

Chris Ogbonnaya caught one pass for nine yards in Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Browns.

It was the running back's lone touch of the game. Ogbonnaya showed some prowess as a pass catcher out of the Browns' committee backfield this season, but was limited to 49 carries. He caught 47 passes for 334 yards and two scores. Signed through next season, Ogbonnaya should receive the benefit of the doubt when it comes to earning a roster spot, but won't compete for the Browns' starting job.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for eight yards on one carry in Week 16 against the Jets.

Ogbonnaya added one catch for four yards as the clear-cut No. 2 back behind Edwin Baker. Baker received 19 touches. Willis McGahee and Fozzy Whittaker didn't handle the ball. Ogbonnaya has zero fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:39:00 PM

Chris Ogbonnaya rushed five times for seven yards and caught five passes for 39 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Bears.

Although Willis McGahee (concussion) was inactive, Ogbonnaya's role did not change. Instead, the Browns turned to newly signed Edwin Baker as their feature back and kept Ogbonnaya as a pass-catching fullback. The coaching staff clearly doesn't view him as any kind of serious ball-carrier. Outside of desperation PPR spots, Ogbonnaya can be dropped across the board.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3Orleans Darkwa
4Chris Ogbonnaya
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
FB1Henry Hynoski
WR11Odell Beckham
2Preston Parker
3Kevin Ogletree
WR21Rueben Randle
2Corey Washington
WR31Preston Parker
TE1Larry Donnell
2Daniel Fells
3Adrien Robinson
K1Josh Brown