Alec Ogletree on trade to Giants: 'Everything happens for a reason'

Dean Simpson
March 8, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams have traded LB Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks. Besides dealing away Ogletree and Quinn, they were also involved in a third trade that brought Marcus Peters to Los Angeles.

The trade can not be officially announced until March 14, when the league year begins. The NFC West champion Rams also will send a seventh-round pick in 2019 to the Giants along with Ogletree, their defensive captain and last season's leading tackler.

Ogletree was a first-round pick who made the NFL All-Rookie Team in 2013. With the Giants, the 26-year-old will likely be asked to play middle linebacker, which wasn't an option in L.A. after Wade Phillips had the Rams switch to a 3-4 defense.

Remember, guys like center Mitch Morse, defensive lineman Chris Jones, linebacker Reggie Ragland, cornerback Kendall Fuller and receiver Tyreek Hill will all need new contracts in the next couple years.

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

The fifth-year veteran was a force for the Rams over the past two seasons.

The move is somewhat surprising, considering the Rams just signed him to a huge extension this past October. The deal is worth $42 million, with $33 million coming in the first three years of the deal.

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