FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo ,Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (85) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, that the Detroit Lions have signed Ogletree to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Ogletree was cut by Tampa Bay on Tuesday after signing with the Buccaneers as a free agent in March. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)
The team also said Thursday that defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith has been released.
Ogletree will wear No. 11 for the Lions, if he is active, on Sunday against Green Bay, a team they haven't beaten on the road since 1991. He adds depth at a position that is without No. 2 receiver Nate Burleson indefinitely because he broke his left arm last week in a car accident.
Ogletree was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday. He had eight receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in four games with Tampa Bay this year. He set career highs in Dallas last season with 32 receptions, 436 yards receiving and four TDs.