Rams agree to deal Ogletree to Giants


Besides dealing away Ogletree and Quinn, they were also involved in a third trade that brought Marcus Peters to Los Angeles.

The New York Giants have agreed to give up two 2018 draft picks for linebacker Alex Ogletree of the Rams.

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.

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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.