Kevin Ogletree, 26, was released by Tampa Bay on Tuesday. (Jim Rogash / Getty Images)
Allen Park — Lions coach Jim Schwartz was a little tardy to his Wednesday news conference and now we know why.
He was out on the practice field watching the workout of wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Schwartz was asked if the team had signed anybody and he said, "Not yet."
Twenty minutes later, the deal was done.
Ogletree, 26, was released by Tampa Bay on Tuesday. He started one game this season and had eight catches for 70 yards and a touchdown. He spent the four previous seasons in Dallas, where he did his best work in 2011 and 2012. He posted 47 catches for 600 yards and four touchdowns with the Cowboys in those two seasons.
The Lions released defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith to make room for Ogletree.