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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Kevin Ogletree

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are continuing to add to their free agent pull, as they’ve agreed to terms with former Cowboys one-hit wonder Kevin Ogletree. In other words, Josh Freeman is running out of excuses as to why he isn’t hitting elite quarterback numbers as the Buccaneers are trying to get as much talent in the receiving corps as they possibly can.

Ogletree may not be the most elite name on the market, and he’s best known for being one of the flukiest stories of the 2012 season. He burst onto the scene with a two touchdown, 114 yard performance in the Cowboys week one matchup against the then-Super Bowl champion New York Giants. But after that he fell back into his old ways of being barely relevant in Dallas and has now found his way to Tampa.


Now that he’s with the Bucs, Ogletree will likely be plugged into the slot receiver role but there’s no guarantee that he’s going to be the starter. The Buccaneers currently have two guys in the slot spot but Arrelious Benn is on his way out and Tiquan Underwood is not in good standing with Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman.

Tampa Bay is in the middle of trying to unload Benn in a trade and Underwood was the subject of Josh Freeman’s blame game during the last half of the Bucs mediocre 2012 campaign.

Still, it’s really anyone’s guess as to who will come away the starter. Ogletree’s performance against the Giants last year might have well been a fluke, but if he’s plugged into the right spot on the right team, we may see a bit more consistency out of him.

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