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Kevin Ogletree Signing: Veteran Wide Receiver Returns To Giants

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Veteran offers Giants some protection as Victor Cruz rehabs from injury.

Kevin Ogletree
Kevin Ogletree
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Veteran wide receiver Kevin Ogletree will return to the New York Giants next season. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 reported Tuesday afternoon that Ogletree, a free agent, had signed a one-year deal with the Giants.

A six-year veteran, Ogletree caught five passes in seven games with the Giants after signing midseason when Victor Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon. Ogletree has 83 career receptions, 57 of which came during four seasons with the Dalas Cowboys. Ogletree spent time in 2013 with the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This is hardly a major move, but it does offer the Giants protection through the spring and summer if Cruz is limited as he returns, as well as a veteran who could compete for a roster spot.

In addition to protection for Cruz, you wonder if this also means the Giants are not anticipating the return of veteran wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, who missed much of last season with a foot injury. Jernigan is a natural slot receiver who has spent much of his career buried behind Cruz on the Giants depth chart.