Giants acquire Alec Ogletree from Rams

Giants acquire Alec Ogletree from Rams

The Los Angeles Rams continue to wheel and deal ahead of the new league year.

On Wednesday, the New York Giants pulled off a stunner of a trade to shore up their defense, acquiring linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the trade.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said at the NFL Combine that it is hard to evaluate college linebackers because of the way the game has changed at that level.

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Here are five things to know about the Giants new middle linebacker in Ogletree.

Ogletree was a first-round pick out of Georgia in 2013 and started all but one game he appeared in for the Rams since. 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. This had helped him earn a lucrative four-year, $42.7 million extension in October 2017 that had $30 million guaranteed.

Ogletree had spent his entire career with the Rams up to this point. Ogletree racked up 95 combined tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defensed, and a pick six. He is due a $2 million roster bonus next week.

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