Los Angeles Rams Trade Alec Ogletree to New York Giants

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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 Los Angeles Rams have traded LB Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks.

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

A first-round pick out of Georgia in the 2013 draft, Ogletree had his best season in 2016, when he was named second-team All-Pro.

Ogletree signed a four-year, $42.7 million extension with the Rams just last October, getting $30 million in guaranteed money.

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

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The Ogletree trade comes less than a week after the Rams shipped Robert Quinn off to Miami.

The Rams have spent this offseason dealing away players that don't fit Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense.

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

The Rams agreed last month to acquire cornerback Marcus Peters in a trade with Kansas City, and Los Angeles also used its franchise tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner. He was one of the leaders on the defense, and was voted as a captain the past two seasons.

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