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Lions will sign Kevin Ogletree

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Receiver Kevin Ogletree has gotten an unexpected upgrade to his 2013 season.

Cut on Tuesday by the 0-4 Buccaneers, the slot receiver has landed employment with the Detroit Lions.  Per a league source, the 3-1 Lions will sign Ogletree on Wednesday.

The fifth-year veteran had been Tampa’s slot receiver, but the Bucs apparently decided he wasn’t doing enough with the opportunities created by defenses obsessed with stopping Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.

In Detroit, Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush have become the focal point for opposing defenses, giving Ogletree the chance to produce receptions and yards in the passing game.

Ogletree, who started the 2012 season as the Cowboys’ slot receiver, bolsters a depth chart that recently lost Nate Burleson.

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19 Responses to “Lions will sign Kevin Ogletree”
  1. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:40 PM

    Wonder if Dallas have changed their offensive signal calls in the last couple of years?

  2. sclobernocker47 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:44 PM

    Detoit: Good luck with that Turdbucket

  3. bucrightoff says: Oct 2, 2013 2:44 PM

    I’m sure he’ll be well received the first time he runs a 7 yard route when the Lions need 8 yards to convert (assuming of course he catches it)

  4. steelerben says: Oct 2, 2013 2:52 PM

    Ogletree had one good game and keeps getting work based on that. He’s like the Matt Flynn of wide receivers.

  5. chibimike says: Oct 2, 2013 2:55 PM

    “I’m sure he’ll be well received the first time he runs a 7 yard route when the Lions need 8 yards to convert (assuming of course he catches it)”

    That would be an upgrade for the Lions. The Lions currently run a 4 yard route on 3rd and 8.

  6. rockbottom37 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:57 PM

    Smart move by Schwartzie to mess with Mcarthy gameplan 4 days before the game

  7. essentialsausage says: Oct 2, 2013 3:11 PM

    He probably won’t be used much. They just need the depth.

  8. lingsun54 says: Oct 2, 2013 3:13 PM

    At least now he has a quarterback.

  9. bigbenh8tr says: Oct 2, 2013 3:14 PM

    Using the same playcalls woulnt matter as Ogletree could never learn the playbook and audibles in the first place, hence why he caused so many Ints.

    He had 1 good game last year but nothing close to the matt flynn effect. This guy has been a #3 option at best not a starting qb in the nfl but I know many of you dont follow the game abd simply write the first moronic idea that comes to mind.

  10. lingsun54 says: Oct 2, 2013 3:15 PM

    Smart move by Schwartzie to mess with Mcarthy gameplan 4 days before the game

    Right. Like McCarthy will lose sleep over this signing by Detroit.

  11. hyzers says: Oct 2, 2013 3:22 PM

    Underrated signing. Watch what happens when he has a good QB to get him the ball >:)

  12. whysomanylosers says: Oct 2, 2013 3:23 PM

    wow, someone is actually picking this guy up from the Buc’s scrap heap?
    This guy is a drive killer….

  13. bestbitter says: Oct 2, 2013 3:33 PM

    Eh, I wouldn’t say moving to Detroit is a season upgrade. The team may be headed in the right direction but the city is literally a dumpster fire.

    He would have been better off moving to Gary Indiana.

  14. steelerben says: Oct 2, 2013 3:39 PM

    @bigbenh8tr: You mean to tell me that he isn’t a starting QB in the NFL? I don’t know where you get your information from, but I’m fairly certain that the Matt Flynn of wide receivers was just signed to replace Stafford at QB.

  15. lionmike says: Oct 2, 2013 3:46 PM

    This is the type of signing I don’t get. Even if he were as good as Edwards or Durham, his ceiling isn’t higher and he shouldn’t take reps from them. I wish we would have taken Da’Rick Rogers off of Colts practice squad and started him as #2 WR depth. If it works out great, we have our #2 of the future and Durham becomes rotational depth. If not, no harm. Ogletree is certain to not be on the roster next year, or maybe even once Nate returns. Scratching my head on this one.

  16. mattjay0101 says: Oct 2, 2013 4:00 PM

    Bad move. Ogletree is a notoriously dumb football player, has a major problem with route recall.

  17. jeffsnow7 says: Oct 2, 2013 4:26 PM

    really…?

  18. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 2, 2013 6:15 PM

    Lions play Dallas and Tampa, so it makes sense to intel him.

  19. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 2, 2013 6:15 PM

    What ex Packers can we sign this week??

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