Football Giants Acquire LB Alec Ogletree in Trade With Los Angeles Rams by Scott Rogust March 7, 2018 The New York Giants have acquired linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh round draft pick from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for their 2018 fourth and sixth round draft picks. The fourth round pick going to Los Angeles is the Giants’ compensatory pick, leaving them with one pick remaining in that round. Adam Schefter of ESPN was first to break the news. The trade will not be official until the start of the new league year on March 14. What Ogletree Brings to New York The depth at linebacker has been an issue for the Giants in recent memory. Devon Kennard and Jonathan Casillas are free agents, leaving B.J. Goodson as New York’s only linebacker. Now, they bring in Ogletree, who will fit the new 3-4 defensive scheme in New York as an inside linebacker. Just this past season, Ogletree played in all but one game, where he posted 95 total tackles, ten passes defended, one forced fumble, and one interception returned for a touchdown. When looking at his statistics, Ogletree has four seasons of recording 90+ tackles in his five year career. Ogletree has also four seasons of ten-plus passes defended. The lone year he failed to do both was in 2015, where he suffered a broken fibula, limiting him to four games. Ogletree signed a four-year, $42.75 million contract last season. Now, the trade frees Los Angeles of his $10 million cap hit ($7 million roster bonus, $3 million base salary), which the Giants will now take on. Ogletree will rejoin former teammate Janoris Jenkins in New York. With a stout defensive line and secondary, the one glaring hole for New York was at linebacker. Now, Ogletree can help bolster the middle of the field as a defensive signal caller, something that has hindered the Giants for the past few seasons. Post Views: 1,560 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Scott Rogust General Editor and New York Giants Lead Writer. Latest posts by Scott Rogust (see all) Giants Select Georgia OT Andrew Thomas in First Round of NFL Draft - April 24, 2020 Giants Free Agency Report Card - March 29, 2020 Giants Hiring Jason Garrett as Offensive Coordinator - January 17, 2020 Giants Hiring Dolphins’ Patrick Graham as Defensive Coordinator - January 13, 2020 Related TopicsAlec OgletreeJanoris JenkinsLos Angeles RamsNew York GiantsNFl Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 More in Football You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video) On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards” Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review... Double G Sports NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants 1.0 Giants Lose Andrew Norwell Sweepstakes; What Now?