Giants trade for Alec Ogletree to boost linebacker depth

Giants trade for Alec Ogletree to boost linebacker depth

Giants trade for Alec Ogletree to boost linebacker depth

The Los Angeles Rams are trading linebacker Alec Ogletree and a seventh-round pick to the New York Giants for a 2018 fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

On the Rams' end, the trade is somewhat surprising, and that's because they just signed Ogletree to a four-year, $42 million extension in October.

Since the start of the National Football League offseason, the Los Angeles Rams have remained one of the most active teams agreeing to a few trades involving key players on the defense.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said at the NFL Combine that it is hard to evaluate college linebackers because of the way the game has changed at that level.


Ogletree, 26, recorded 95 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception last season.

Ogletree will fill the Giants' need for quality veteran linebackers as they rebuild from their 3-13 season, arguably the worst in franchise history. Team captain Jonathan Casillas was a starting linebacker who was injured during the latter half of last season and entering free agency.

The Giants had two fourth-round picks in the upcoming draft, including a compensatory selection.

Ogletree had a cap hit of roughly $10 million in 2018 and the Rams can now use that money to try and extend several of their key players over the next few months, including Aaron Donald. He is due a $2 million roster bonus next week.

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