Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Kevin Ogletree remains No. 3 receiver
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas – The addition of receiver Laurent Robinson does not mean Kevin Ogletree has been demoted.
Owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Ogletree remains the Cowboys’ third receiver. He called Robinson “real good insurance,” saying he wanted to make sure the Cowboys had depth at receiver with Miles Austin coming back off a hamstring injury.
Before the Cowboys signed Robinson to a one-year deal Wednesday, Ogletree was the only reserve receiver on the roster with an NFL reception. Ogletree has 10 catches for 130 yards in two seasons.
Robinson has 89 catches for 1,000 yards and four touchdowns in four NFL seasons, including 34 catches for 344 yards and two scores for the St. Louis Rams last season. It remains to be determined whether Robinson can learn the Cowboys’ scheme quickly enough to be an option for the opener, although it helps that he spent training camp with Norv Turner’s Chargers, who run a similar offense.
“The biggest thing for him is understanding our system of football and everything that goes with it and being able to process it,” coach Jason Garrett said.
Once that happens, maybe Robinson can make a run at the third receiver role.