Rams to trade Alec Ogletree to Giants for two picks

Rams to trade Alec Ogletree to Giants for two picks

The Giants acquired Ogletree and a seventh-round pick from the Rams in exchange for one of their two fourth-round picks and a sixth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

NY will be sending its fourth- and sixth-round picks to the Rams in return.

Ogletree, 26, signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Rams in October that included $30 million in guarantees.

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The Giants' beefing up of James Bettcher's linebacking corps has begun.

Ogletree was a first-round pick who made the NFL All-Rookie Team in 2013.

The Rams have spent this offseason dealing away players that don't fit Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense. Ogletree racked up 95 combined tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defensed, and a pick six.

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Ogletree, 26, entering his sixth National Football League season out of Georgia, improves a thin Giants linebacking corps that needs to add speed, athleticism and versatility in Bettcher's new 3-4, blitz-heavy scheme. He was one of the leaders on the defense, and was voted as a captain the past two seasons.

The trade of Ogletree seemingly improves the chances for the Rams to keep fellow veteran linebacker Mark Barron, who carries a $28 million salary cap hit over the next three seasons.

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