Rams trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for 2 picks

Mae Harvey
March 8, 2018

The trade of Ogletree seemingly improves the chances for the Rams to keep fellow veteran linebacker Mark Barron, who carries a $28 million salary cap hit over the next three seasons.

The Rams agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick to the New York Giants for the Giants' 2018 fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, multiple media outlets reported.

Trades can't become official until the new NFL league year opens on March 14.

Ogletree was a first-round pick who made the NFL All-Rookie Team in 2013. He compiled 507 combined tackles and 5.5 sacks.

The Giants have not valued linebackers highly in the past, but a new regime is in charge.

The Rams made the playoffs a year ago for the first time since 2004, finishing the regular season at 11-5.

The move is somewhat surprising, considering the Rams just signed him to a huge extension this past October.

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

It looks like defensive end Robert Quinn wasn't the only player the Los Angeles Rams offered the Kansas City Chiefs in the Marcus Peters trade.

Ogletree, 26, has been highly productive over the past five seasons, earning 501 tackles, six interceptions, 12 forced fumbles and two touchdowns in 67 starts. He is due a $2 million roster bonus next week.

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