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March 14, 2013

Kevin Ogletree reunites with John Garrett in Tampa

Bucs receivers coach John Garrett added one of his former players Thursday, reuniting with Kevin Ogletree. Garrett was the tight ends coach with the Cowboys during all four of Ogletree's seasons in Dallas.

Ogletree, signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009, became the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver in both 2011 and 2012. He lost the job early during the 2011 season to Laurent Robinson, who was signed off the street after final cuts. Ogletree lost playing time late last season to Dwayne Harris.

Ogletree played 457 plays to Harris' 257, but 212 of Harris' plays came the final seven games, including 68 on Thanksgiving Day against Washington when Ogletree sat out with a concussion. In the final seven games, six of which he played, Ogletree was in for only 143 snaps.

Harris is expected to get the first shot at the No. 3 job this season behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.

Ogletree finished his four seasons with 46 games played, two starts, 57 receptions, 730 yards and four touchdowns.

He is the second player the Cowboys have lost in free agency. Backup tight end John Phillips signed with the Chargers.

-- Charean Williams

 

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Finally Dallas wises up and sends this guy packing??? What did hethreaten to post ome naked pictures of Jerry Jones!! It is ridiculous that he continued to get chance after chance with the same tired results! 4 years and 4 touchdowns! What a joke! There are plenty of good receivers that could have easily developed over that length of time. Robinson, Harris and Amendola just to name a few, and all them shot right past this guy every year. (Though Amendola made his mark in St Louis)

Good riddance! See ya and good luck Tampa in developing this cat!!

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