Check out photos of WR Kevin Ogletree from the 2014 season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced they have re-signed wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10.
Ogletree joined the Giants on Oct. 14, two days after Victor Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon, ending his season. In seven games with the Giants, Ogletree caught five passes – two for 25 yards at Jacksonville on Nov. 30 and three for 25 yards vs. Washington on Dec. 14.
Ogletree, who is preparing for his seventh NFL season, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys from the University of Virginia in 2009. In his first three seasons, he caught 25 passes. But in 2012, Ogletree played in 15 games and had career-high totals of 32 catches for 436 yards and four touchdowns.
In 2013, Ogletree played in 16 games – four with one start -- for Tampa Bay and 12 with one start for Detroit. He totaled 21 catches for 269 yards and two touchdowns, one for each team.
Ogletree was listed as the Lions' No. 3 receiver throughout the 2014 preseason. But he was inactive for the first two regular-season games and was released on Sept. 20, a day before Detroit's Week 3 game vs. Green Bay.
A Queens native, the 6-1, 198-pound Ogletree has played in 69 regular-season games with four starts. His career totals include 83 receptions for 1,049 yards (12.6-yard average) and six touchdowns.
In five games against the Giants, Ogletree caught 18 passes for 143 yards and two scores, all career-high totals against an opponent. He scored both of those touchdowns in the Cowboys' season-opening victory against the Giants on Sept. 5, 2012, when he had eight catches for 114 yards.