A year ago, the Cowboys were eyeballing receiver Kevin Ogletree as a potential slot receiver. And that’s precisely what may have happened, until Laurent Robinson arrived on a one-year, bargain-basement deal and developed into Tony Romo’s favorite target. (Other than, of course, a golf cup.)
Now, the Cowboys are prepared to let Ogletree walk away. Per a league source, Ogletree has been informed that he won’t receive a restricted free agency tender. Which means he’ll hit the market without limitation on March 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Ogletree joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He appeared in 14 games with one start in 2011. For the season, he caught 15 passes for 164 yards.
The move suggests that the Cowboys plan to keep Robinson, who will have to hit the market with Ogletree before he can re-sign.