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Chris Owusu | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Stanford
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Coach Lovie Smith continued to throw praise in WR Chris Owusu's direction this week.
"Chris Owusu has been pretty good from day one," Smith said. "He’s one that has caught my attention from the first minicamp all the way through." Smith pointed to Owusu last month at voluntary workouts as a player that was catching his eye. The former UDFA out of Stanford will compete with Robert Herron and others for the No. 3 job behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans this summer. May 29 - 12:36 PM

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Coach Lovie Smith has been impressed with WR Chris Owusu early in the Bucs' offseason program.

"He has good size, excellent speed and I’ve been impressed with how he has caught the football," Smith said. "He’s a guy that you do notice." After the Mike Williams trade, Owusu appears to be the leader in the clubhouse for No. 2 duties. However, it's safe to say the Bucs will be adding to their receiving corps via the draft. Owusu is 6-foot, 200 pounds with 4.36 wheels.
Apr 25 - 10:48 AM

Bucs WR Chris Owusu caught three balls for 21 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 15 loss to San Francisco.

Speedy Owusu has been Tampa Bay's No. 3 receiver since Mike Williams hit injured reserve. He is a deep Dynasty league flier only.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Bucs WR Chris Owusu (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Owusu missed four games earlier this season with a quad issue, but was limited in practice this week with a new hamstring injury. If active, he'll be the No. 3 receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Tiquan Underwood for Sunday's matchup against the Bills.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Bucs WR Chris Owusu is active for Week 11 against the Falcons.

He'd been listed as questionable with a foot injury, but will serve as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Tiquan Underwood. The Bucs' Week 11 inactives are DE Da’Quan Bowers, CB Deveron Carr, CB Danny Gorrer, DT Derek Landri, S Bradley McDougald, G Carl Nicks, and G Patrick Omameh.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Bucs WR Chris Owusu (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Owusu returned to practice this week and was a full participant on Thursday and Friday. He'll be the No. 3 receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Tiquan Underwood if active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Bucs declared WR Chris Owusu, LG Carl Nicks, CB Deveron Carr, S Brad McDougald, G Patrick Omameh, and DT Steven Means inactive for Monday night's Week 10 game against the Dolphins.

Owusu is dealing with a foot injury. Russell Shepard and Eric Page will fill in as the Nos. 3 and 4 receivers. Nicks also has a foot injury. Ted Larsen will start in his place. FS Dashon Goldson (knee) is active.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 07:13:00 PM

Bucs WR Chris Owusu (foot) is doubtful for Week 10.

Owusu didn't practice all week and will miss his third straight game. He'll return as the No. 3 receiver behind Tiquan Underwood when healthy.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Chris Owusu had three catches for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to Atlanta.

It was just the second game he was active for this season. Owusu saw playing time in four-wide sets with the Bucs playing from behind and should continue to push Tiquan Underwood for the No. 3 receiver job.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Bucs signed WR Chris Owusu off their practice squad.

Owusu was the league's highest-paid practice squad player. The Stanford product ran a 4.36 at 6'0/196 at the Combine and would have been drafted in 2012 if not for concussion issues. Owusu is an immediate candidate to contribute as a third wideout with Kevin Ogletree cut.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Buccaneers signed WR Chris Owusu.

Among the 49ers' final cuts, Owusu was signed off the Chargers' practice squad. At one time considered a potential early-round prospect, Owusu went undrafted after a concussion-marred senior season at Stanford, but ran a 4.36 40 at the Combine. He caught five passes for 43 yards during the preseason. It's not outside the realm of possibility Owusu eventually contributes for a Bucs team that is remaking its receiver corps.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 05:58:00 PM

Chargers signed WR Chris Owusu to the practice squad.

Owusu was among the 49ers' final cuts, but remains an intriguing flier. With Vincent Brown (fractured ankle) expected to miss six weeks, the Chargers lack quality depth behind Malcom Floyd and Robert Meachem. If injures were to occur, it's not unrealistic to think Owusu could contribute at some point this season.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 07:15:00 PM

Undrafted 49ers WR Chris Owusu has "looked fantastic" in OTAs.

Owusu reportedly looked "much quicker in and out of his breaks" than first-round pick A.J. Jenkins in a recent agility drill. However, Pro Football Weekly reports "a lot of Stanford observers" believe Owusu "could be one of these guys who looks a lot better in shorts than in games." Even if that's the case, Owusu would have been drafted if not for his concussion history. His connection with coach Jim Harbaugh could give him an inside track on a roster spot.
Mon, May 28, 2012 09:45:00 AM

The San Francisco Chronicle suggests undrafted WR Chris Owusu could make the 49ers' roster.

Owusu almost certainly would have been drafted if not for his concussion history at Stanford, and reportedly turned down several offers to reunite with college coach Jim Harbaugh. Working against Owusu is the fact he doesn't have a clear path to playing time. He'll likely be competing with Randy Moss, Kyle Williams and Ted Ginn Jr. to avoid the practice squad.
Sat, May 5, 2012 09:21:00 PM

49ers signed Stanford WR/KR Chris Owusu.

Owusu went undrafted after suffering three concussions in a 13-month span at Stanford. He is an explosive athlete with 4.36 speed at 6-foot, 196, and knows Jim Harbaugh's offense. Owusu is joining a crowded receiver corps in San Francisco, however. He'll have to be lights out to avoid the practice squad.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 08:33:00 PM

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GLB1Doug Martin
2Mike James
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
2Lonnie Pryor
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2Chris Owusu
3Louis Murphy
4Solomon Patton
WR21Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Russell Shepard
WR31Robert Herron
TE1Brandon Myers
2Austin Seferian-Jenkins
3Luke Stocker
4Cameron Brate
K1Connor Barth
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