Friday, 20 July, 2018

Alec Ogletree on trade to Giants: 'Everything happens for a reason'

Giants trade two picks for Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree Modal Trigger Alec Ogletree has 501 tackles in five NFL seasons. Getty Images
Edward Snyder | 08 March, 2018, 02:07

The Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round pick to the Giants for New York's fourth- and sixth-round picks in this year's draft, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Here are five things to know about the Giants new middle linebacker in Ogletree. This had helped him earn a lucrative four-year, $42.7 million extension in October 2017 that had $30 million guaranteed.

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.

The Giants' beefing up of James Bettcher's linebacking corps has begun. Ogletree racked up 95 combined tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defensed, and a pick six.




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. Team captain Jonathan Casillas was a starting linebacker who was injured during the latter half of last season and entering free agency.

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.

The Chiefs could have probably afforded that but it would've made it hard to sign other players in the coming years.

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