Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (85) after he caught the ball during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released WR Kevin Ogletree


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. The former Dallas Cowboy was signed this offseason to help form a triple-threat at WR with he, Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson, but it’s never materialized due in large part to the unstable quarterback situation.

And per Pro Football Talk, because Ogletree is a vested veteran, he instantly becomes a free agent.

He caught eight passes for 70 yards and one touchdown in four games with one start.

Ogletree caught five passes for 30 yards in Tampa’s Week 4 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.  The five catches more than doubled Ogletree’s season total (six) coming into Week 4.

Ogletree is entitled to take the balance of his $750,000 base salary as termination pay, if he so chooses.  Every NFL player who has completed four or more years of service is entitled once in his career to collect termination pay, if cut during a season.

At age 26 and having showed flashes of talent through his five years in the league, he’ll likely find work elsewhere either this year or next offseason.



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