Former Ole Miss defensive lineman makes Tampa Bay Buccaneers final roster
Former Ole Miss DL Channing Ward wasn’t selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up the ex-Rebel as an undrafted free agent before the start of fall training camp.
That gamble has paid off, as Ward had a good enough preseason to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster, according to his Instagram account:
“Hard work (does) pay off,” Ward posted on Instagram. “I made the team for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Words can’t explain how happy I am right now.”
Surprisingly, Ward started only four games during his time at Ole Miss, amassing 6.5 sacks during his time in Oxford.