EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 10: Alec Ogletree #47 of the New York Giants smiles while a call is being reviewed during the second half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The New York Jets sign inside linebacker Alec Ogletree and wide receiver Jaleel Scott to the practice squad Thursday morning.

The New York Jets added two more players to the practice squad Thursday morning.

Inside linebacker Alec Ogletree and wide receiver Jaleel Scott have been signed to the very special 16-man practice squad for the 2020 NFL season, per the team’s official website.

Considering the Jets had 15 players in total on the practice squad, one had to go. That man is Donte Moncrief, who’s been placed on practice squad IR.


Ogletree, 28, is a seven-year veteran of the league. Drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the then-St. Louis Rams, Ogletree never really lived up to the hype of his draft spot.

He put forth five solid seasons with the Rams (the last two coming in Los Angeles) prior to moving onto the New York Giants. Playing under defensive coordinator James Bettcher, Ogletree moved from a 4-3 outside linebacker with the Rams to 3-4 inside linebacker in New York. Under Gregg Williams, that versatility could be useful.

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Interestingly, the Jets passed on James Burgess Jr. for Ogletree. Burgess did not make the 53-man roster a year ago but was quickly scooped up once injuries mounted at the position (C.J. Mosley).

Scott, 25, is a huge target outside. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 209 pounds, the fourth round product out of New Mexico State is still looking to catch on with an organization.

Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018, Scott has dressed in just three games at the NFL level (all coming in 2019).


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Jaleel Scott is interesting , another big 6’5 guy. Curious Gase is carrying 6 TE’s , plus Cager & Scott. Thought it would be Hakeem Butler, but Scott plays Special Teams and Jaleel is a former Raven. JD likes Ravens, could have a pipeline of information on these players. Like the fact that Scott is from New Mexico, there maybe some upside with good coaching.

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Alec Ogletree is fascinating, fallen big time. Thank you for pointing out his versatility and his Gregg Williams connection. By being on the PS for the first week, his salary will not be guaranteed for the year. Assuming he signed for Vet minimum, but contract could be interesting. Thought Moncrief would be part of the solution, wrong again, possibly wasn’t in shape to play sad.