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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Bucs may have new slot receiver, returner

By Pat Yasinskas

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced several transactions Thursday afternoon, and the most significant might be the addition of a potential slot receiver.

The Bucs signed receiver Kevin Ogletree from Dallas in a move that could have implications for the passing game and special teams. Ogletree likely will get a chance to compete with Tiquan Underwood for the third receiver spot behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.

Ogletree is coming off his most productive season. He caught 32 passes for 436 yards and four touchdowns. He also has experience as a kick returner, a spot where the Bucs could use an upgrade.

The Bucs also announced the release of linebacker Quincy Black. That’s not a big surprise. Black suffered nerve damage in his arm last season, and his career might be over. As previously reported, the Bucs have signed New Orleans free agent linebacker Jonathan Casillas, who will get a chance to compete for Black’s old starting spot on the strong side.

The Bucs also announced they have re-signed defensive tackle Corvey Irvin.