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.
We've signed LB Alec Ogletree and WR Jaleel Scott to the practice squad. Additionally, we've placed WR Donte Moncrief on practice squad IR.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 10, 2020
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.
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).