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

Tyler Owen
March 8, 2018

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.

The Daily News has confirmed that the Giants have acquired Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree and the Rams' seventh-round pick in a trade that sent the Giants' compensatory fourth-round pick and their original sixth-round pick back to L.A.

The trade can not be officially announced until March 14, when the league year begins.

Ogletree was drafted as the 30 overall pick of the first round in the 2013 draft.

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The Giants haven't exactly looked at linebackers in the first round of NFL Drafts.

He had 95 tackles and two sacks last season while moving into coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 defensive scheme.

In his fifth National Football League season, Ogletree accounted for 63 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 pass breakups and 1 interception this past year.

On the Rams' end, the trade is somewhat surprising, and that's because they just signed Ogletree to a four-year, $42 million extension in October. He also provided leadership on the defense, both during the Rams' turbulent relocation season from St. Louis and again last season, when they ended their 12-year playoff drought. He is due a $2 million roster bonus next week.

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