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June 19 2018, 02:23 | Van Peters
Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree is headed to the Giants via trade reports said
The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. He started all 67 games that he played during his five-year career, missing 12 due to injury in 2015.
It's a surprise, since the Rams had just extended Ogletree in October.
Ogletree also was a key player in the Rams' spotty run defense. He had 95 combined tackles and two sacks in 15 games last season, including a 41-yard pick-six.
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. Devon Kennard and Jonathan Casillas, both of whom were starting linebackers for the Giants in 2017, are scheduled to become free agent later this month. The Giants are getting a seventh-round pick back from L.A., too. On the other hand, is in line with what the Rams have been doing this offseason, which is clearing up as much space as possible under the salary cap. That room is likely to be used in part to sign AP Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald to a lucrative long-term extension. It has seen them already making the move to acquire All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs and ship Pro Bowl defensive end/outside linebacker Robert Quinn to the MiamiDolphins.