With things in Tampa Bay coming to a complete stand still before the benching of Josh Freeeman, the Bucs chose to release wide receive Kevin Ogletree yesterday.
Kevin Ogletree wasn’t a free agent for that long as the Detroit Lions have reportedly signed the recently cut receiver to a deal. This is an interesting move considering Ogletree doesn’t really know how offensive coordinator Scott Linehan works.
Since Burleson out, the rest of the receiving group was forced to step up. If he happens to stay in Detroit, he could work out perfectly for this offense. In Detroit’s win against the Chicago Bears, Matthew Stafford threw for almost 250 yards with one touchdown.
With a receiver like Ogletree who broke out with the Dallas Cowboys a season ago, the signing gives him another target he can rely on besides Calvin Johnson. The offensive production between Tampa Bay and Detroit is completely different.
Hopefully the Lions keep Ogletree around long enough to see what he has to offer this offense. Their next big game is against the Green Bay Packers, a team who has given up 311 passing yards per game. If he’s able to learn a couple plays for this system, he could be targeted a couple times on Sunday.
Lions signed former Bucs WR Kevin Ogletree, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2013