Redskins Waive RB Kenny Hilliard, RB Dare Ogunbowale & OL Kevin Bowen

     

The Washington Redskins officially waived RB Kenny Hilliard, RB Dare Ogunbowale and OL Kevin Bowen on Tuesday.

Ogunbowale, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in May of last year. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Texans cut him loose coming out of the preseason and later signed him to their practice squad.

Houston released Ogunbowale from their taxi squad and had a brief stint with the Buccaneers before signing on to the Redskins’ practice squad and eventually getting called up in December.

During his college career at Wisconsin, Ogunbowale rushed for 1,518 yards on 319 carries (4.8 YPC) to go along with 60 receptions for 507 yards receiving and 15 total touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 40 games.

Hilliard, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Texans back in May of 2015. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to their practice squad at the start of the 2016 season.

The Texans elected to bring Hilliard back on a future/reserve contracts in back-to-back years only to cut him loose a few weeks after last year’s NFL draft. The Redskins signed him to a contract last summer and Hilliard was an and off of the Redskins practice squad.

Bowen, 24, wound up signing on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of East Central back in 2016. Washington waived him with the injury designation during the 2016 preseason and he later reverted to their injured reserve.

Last year, the Redskins, once again, waived him with an injury designation and he spent the entire season on their injured reserve list.

During his senior year at East Central, Bowen was named to the 2015 All-Great American Conference First Team.

Ogunbowale, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in May. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Texans cut him loose coming out of the preseason and later signed him to their practice squad.

Houston released Ogunbowale from their taxi squad last month. He had a brief stint with the Buccaneers before signing on to the Redskins’ practice squad a few weeks ago.

During his college career at Wisconsin, Ogunbowale rushed for 1,518 yards on 319 carries (4.8 YPC) to go along with 60 receptions for 507 yards receiving and 15 total touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 40 games.