Kevin Ogletree Gives Bucs Depth At WRMarch 14th, 2013
As we learned this week in the Deadspin wiretap of Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik, he has been shopping oft-injured receiver Arrelious Benn.
The move today by the Bucs to sign former Cowboys No. 4 receiver Kevin Ogletree seems to Joe that this reinforces the information in the wiretap.
Ogletree gives the Bucs depth at wide receiver. He may be able to push Tiquan Underwood for the No. 3 receiver slot, but per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, don’t hold your breath.
Why Ogletree is likely gone: The Cowboys gave Ogletree a chance to establish himself as their No. 3 receiver the last two seasons and both times he has failed to hold onto the job. By the end of 2012, Dwayne Harris had surpassed Ogletree in terms of production and playing time. Though the Cowboys don’t have much depth at receiver, Ogletree isn’t likely to get a third chance at the No. 3 receivers job and, thus, doesn’t add much value to Dallas’ 2013 53-man roster. Additionally, John Garrett, the Cowboys’ tight ends coach and passing game coordinator, was one of Ogletree’s biggest supporters, and Garrett left this off-season to become Tampa Bay’s receivers coach.
It seems Bucs wide receivers coach John Garrett had a hand in this move. If he was Ogletree’s biggest supporter when he was an assistant with Dallass, well, feel free to do the arithmetic here.