The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Kevin Ogletree. The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver broke out with 20 catches in the first three weeks of the 2012 NFL season, and was seen as a great addition to a potent Dallas passing attack. He cooled off over the course of the season, but would finish with 32 catches for 436 yards and four scores.
The undrafted free agent out of Virginia has been in the league since 2009. He’s over 6 feet tall, and weighs nearly 200 pounds. He’ll be a slot receiver for the Buccaneers, giving an intermediate option for Josh Freeman to throw to.
The Buccaneers also released Quincy Black. The linebacker had suffered severe nerve damage in a collision with Ryan Mathews of San Diego during the 2012 season. It was assumed he would be released, and the official Buccaneers Twitter cited “failed physical” as the reason for the release. This frees up a 5 and a half million more in cap space for the Buccaneers to use this offseason, but leaves a hole at starting SAM, or strongside, linebacker.
The team also announced that defensive lineman Corvey Irvin had been re-signed, and Pewter Report tweeted that linebacker Jacob Cutrera had been re-signed.
The #Bucs and restricted free agent LB Jacob Cutrera have agreed on a one-year deal to stay in Tampa.
— Pewter Report (@PewterReport) March 14, 2013
So after a mostly quiet day, it seems that the close of business brought about some announcements from One Buc Place. We’ll bring you even more thoughts and reaction once details on these contracts are brought forth.