Los Angeles Rams Trade Alec Ogletree to New York Giants

Giants trade two picks for Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree

Giants trade two picks for Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree

K.C. declined and Ogletree ended up getting shipped to the New York Giants for two draft picks.

Ogletree has 501 combined tackles over five seasons. Ogletree was no longer a fit for the team's defense, and the Giants get the 26-year-old, along with the four-year deal he signed in October.

Ogletree had spent his entire career with the Rams up to this point.

He was named to the All-Rookie team in 2013.

Remember, guys like center Mitch Morse, defensive lineman Chris Jones, linebacker Reggie Ragland, cornerback Kendall Fuller and receiver Tyreek Hill will all need new contracts in the next couple years. Los Angeles finished last season fifth-worst in the National Football League at stopping the run, allowing 122.3 yards rushing per game and frequently struggling with stops between the tackles, where Ogletree needed to shine.

Despite their overall success last season under coach Sean McVay, the Rams clearly are reconfiguring their defense in Phillips' preferred image while clearing salary cap space. Besides dealing away Ogletree and Quinn, they were also involved in a third trade that brought Marcus Peters to Los Angeles.

The deal, which opens approximately $5.2 million in cap space for the Rams, can not become official until the league year begins on March 14. He is due a $2 million roster bonus next week.

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