Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:09pm
Giants beat writer Dan Graziano: If new WR Kevin Ogletree is not up to speed in time to play Sunday, my expectation is that Preston Parker would handle the slot, as he did Sunday night when Victor Cruz went out. However, Giants coaches have been discussing this for two days and may come up with more creative solutions due to the sudden personnel shortage. Maybe they don't use as many three-wide receiver sets as they have been. Maybe they use multiple tight ends more or lean on that power run game with fullback Henry Hynoski on the field. Maybe rookie Odell Beckham can handle multiple receiver spots and be moved around, though they see him as primarily a speed threat on the outside.
The thing to glean here is that Ogletree isn't likely to make an immediate impact. Graziano also said that he expects Ogletree to begin making an impact after the Giants' Week 8 bye.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:36pm
Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:51pm
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:37pm
Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has spent the entire preseason working with the first group, but his hold on the starting slot receiver position seems a bit tenuous. Ryan Broyles has had a very strong preseason and appears to be at least pushing Ogletree at the spot. Same with Jeremy Ross, who can play both spots, and possibly even Fuller, who would be an intriguing option there.
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:42pm
Then he made a 25-yarder. First down. Then a 9-yarder. First down. Then a 10-yarder. First down at the 1-yard line.
And Detroit scored the game-winning touchdown one play later.
Broyles is coming back from a third consecutive season-ending injury, a ruptured Achilles tendon that ended his 2013 season after just six games. He's played just 16 games since Detroit selected him in the second round of the 2012 draft. But, he's making the Lions think about their choices at WR. Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Jeremy Ross are locks. Broyles, Kevin Ogletree and Kris Durham seem like good bets behind the big three.
Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:41pm
One of the tightest competitions in camp has been at receiver, where the Lions have depth and some hard decisions to make after Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Seeing how much Kevin Ogletree, Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross work into the receiver rotation with Stafford could give an indication as to which receivers are in line for the other roster spots. Ross will make the team as a returner, but the other four players are probably fighting for two-to-three spots. A big game with the first unit could make a difference in a really tight battle.
Friday, August 8, 2014, 2:01pm
Part of the Lions solution at WR last year was 6-foot-6 receiver Kris Durham, who played in all 16 games last season. Durham, in his fourth season out of Georgia, had 38 catches for 490 yards and two touchdowns last season. That was a huge jump from 2012, when he saw action in just four games and had eight grabs for 125 yards and a score.
After Nate Burleson’s injury and a lack of depth last year, Durham was pressed into a larger role in the offense. With Burleson’s departure to the Browns, the Lions made room to acquire Golden Tate in the offseason. Kevin Ogletree, who was acquired in the middle of the season, has helped with depth. In the draft, the Lions picked T.J. Jones in the sixth round, making for a crowded receiving corps.
That has made it tougher for Durham to hold off some of the younger receivers on the depth chart. Durham has had a solid training camp, but the decisions on which receivers to keep will be tough for first-year coach Jim Caldwell.
Monday, August 4, 2014, 8:28pm
The Detroit Lions have a new reclamation project at wide receiver.
Baldwin drew Vincent Jackson-like comparisons for his size and leaping ability coming out of Pitt, but he's struggled to get off the jam and separate from coverage in three NFL seasons.
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:49pm
WR Kevin Ogletree was singled out by offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi for his play during OTAs, made several nice catches during minicamp and now has opened training camp by running with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate on the first team.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:14am
One of the players making a big early impression in a position of competition is Lions wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Tucked in a tight battle with Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller for receiving spots behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, Ogletree has spent time with the top unit both days as the No. 3 receiver. This comes on top of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi singling him out during the spring as someone who impressed him. Ogletree has speed as well as the ability to make catches both over the middle and the sideline. Johnson, meanwhile, called Ogletree “smooth” when discussing him Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:42pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 9:35am
Bucs have released WR Kevin Ogletree, per league source.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 4:21pm
Bucs WR Kevin Ogletree is battling for the third WR job in Tampa Bay.
So, ultimately, some other elements will play a role in deciding this key position battle. Among them: Who proves more capable of showing the versatility needed to perform numerous roles in the offense. With the Bucs placing an emphasis on moving Vincent Jackson and, at times, Mike Williams, to different spots on the field, the third receiver will have to adapt accordingly.
Ogletree is battling Tiquan Underwood for the third WR spot. As the article mentions, the third WR will have to know all the positions as it appears Jackson will play in the slot during the two minute drill.
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