The trade will become official when the league year starts next week.
The Giants' beefing up of James Bettcher's linebacking corps has begun. 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. The NFC West champion Rams also will send a seventh-round pick in 2019 to the Giants along with Ogletree, their defensive captain and last season's leading tackler.More news: They're Back! Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty To Present At Oscars 2018
Ogletree will fill the Giants' need for quality veteran linebackers as they rebuild from their 3-13 season, arguably the worst in franchise history. He had 95 combined tackles and two sacks in 15 games last season, including a 41-yard pick-six.
He was named to the All-Rookie team in 2013.
The Chiefs could have probably afforded that but it would've made it hard to sign other players in the coming years.
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.