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Kevin Ogletree | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
College: Virginia
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The Detroit Free Press considers Kevin Ogletree the favorite for the Lions' No. 3 receiver job.
It's just a reminder that the Lions still have serious depth issues at wideout even after signing Golden Tate. They'll be in trouble if Tate or Calvin Johnson gets hurt. Ogletree is competing with Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles and Jeremy Ross. Whoever wins the job won't have any fantasy value. Jul 31 - 6:57 PM

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Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has "spent time" with the first-team offense during the first two days of training camp.

Ogletree is competing with the likes of Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, and Jeremy Ross for the third receiver role in Detroit. Though he seems like the front runner now, Ogletree will carry little fantasy value even if he wins the job. The Lions love to utilize their running backs in the passing game, and rookie TE Eric Ebron should see most of his snaps in the slot this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 29 - 10:16 PM

Lions re-signed WR Kevin Ogletree to a one-year, $795,000 deal.

The deal includes $100,000 guaranteed. Ogletree caught 13 passes in 12 games for the Lions last season. He's currently near the top of the depth chart, but that should change by the time the draft is through.
Mar 11 - 4:07 PM

Lions WR Kevin Ogletree caught five balls for 75 yards in Detroit's Week 17 loss to Minnesota.

Ogletree drew the Week 17 start with Calvin Johnson (knee) inactive, getting the nod across from Nate Burleson with Kris Durham playing in three-wide sets. A free agent in 2014, Ogletree won't be coveted on the free agent market.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Kevin Ogletree caught a 20-yard touchdown in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Packers.

The score was Ogletree's lone catch of the afternoon, and his first since Week 8. It's quite possible it will be his last of the season.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Lions signed WR Kevin Ogletree.

Ogletree was released by the Bucs on Tuesday because he is an ineffective receiver. Not familiar with Lions OC Scott Linehan's offense, Ogletree could easily be cut next week without ever playing a snap in Detroit. He's likely to be inactive for Week 5 against the Packers.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Bucs released WR Kevin Ogletree.

Ogletree was third on the team in catches (8), targets (21) and yards (70). Perhaps there's more to this story, but it looks like he was cut after too many drops. The Bucs will promote Chris Owusu from the practice squad to take Ogletree's place.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Kevin Ogletree caught five passes for 30 yards in Tampa's Week 4 loss to the Cardinals.

The five catches more than doubled Ogletree's season total (six) coming into Week 4. With 70 yards through four games, Ogletree remains a fantasy nonentity.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Kevin Ogletree caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Saints.

Operating as the No. 3 receiver, Ogletree was targeted on two unsuccessful deep bombs. He was held without a catch or target in Week 1.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 08:58:00 PM

Kevin Ogletree is expected to open the season as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver.

Ogletree will see the majority of his playing time as an outside receiver in three-wide sets, with Vincent Jackson moving to the slot. It's a position that has little upside in OC Mike Sullivan's offense. Through three preseason games, Ogletree has 10 receptions for 114 yards (11.4 YPC) and one touchdown. The Bucs lack quality receiver depth, but he'll be pushed for snaps by Tiquan Underwood.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 08:17:00 PM

Kevin Ogletree led the Bucs with five catches for 65 yards in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Ravens.

Ogletree was first in line for three-wide sets alongside Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, running ahead of Chris Owusu and Tiquan Underwood. Unfortunately for Ogletree, the third receiver in Tampa's offense holds scant fantasy value.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:25:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times projects Kevin Ogletree as the Bucs' primary kick and punt returner.

Roscoe Parrish served as the Bucs' return man last season, but he wasn't re-signed. Ogletree has returned just 20 kicks and three punts in his four-year career, so he doesn't have a ton of experience. Tampa Bay did acquire speedster Jeff Demps from the Patriots during the draft, but his status is up in the air due to Demps' preference for track and field.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 11:04:00 AM

The Tampa Tribune says the Bucs are "very high" on WR Kevin Ogletree.

Ogletree appears to have a leg up on the competition for the No. 3 job behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. Tiquan Underwood posted a 28/425/2 line on 55 targets in that role last year. It's not a battle fantasy owners need to watch closely.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Bucs agreed to terms with WR Kevin Ogletree, formerly of the Cowboys.

Ogletree put up the flukiest game of the 2012 season, catching eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. He went on to catch 24 passes in 14 games thereafter. Ogletree, 26 in August, will likely slot in as the No. 3 receiver as the Bucs try and unload Arrelious Benn. Ogletree could face competition from Tiquan Underwood and perhaps a middle-round draft pick.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 05:12:00 PM

DallasCowboys.com does not expect free agent Kevin Ogletree back "at all."

Jerry Jones' in-house website also considers Felix Jones, Mike Jenkins and Kenyon Coleman as good as gone. A perennially underachieving wideout who doesn't hack it on special teams, Ogletree will be greeted by a harsh market.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 02:31:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Kellen Moore
RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3Theo Riddick
GLB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Joique Bell
FB1Jed Collins
2Montell Owens
3Emil Igwenagu
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Kevin Ogletree
3Jeremy Ross
4T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Ryan Broyles
3Corey Fuller
4Pat Edwards
WR31Kevin Ogletree
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
4Jordan Thompson
K1Nate Freese