Rams RB Todd Gurley is not happy about the Alec Ogletree trade

Arnold Nichols
March 8, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams traded linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants on Wednesday.

Although the trade can't be made official until March 14, the Rams are reportedly trading him to the Giants for a fourth- and sixth-round pick. ESPN first reported the development. Adam Schefter reports the Rams are giving up a 7th and Ogletree, while the Giants are giving up a 4th and 6th round pick in this year's draft. 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.

Oglretree was in the same draft class as Justin Pugh, but Ogletree was the 30th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Ogletree has four years left on his contract with a $10 million cap hit each year in 2018 through 2020 and a $9 million hit in 2021.

It's a surprise, since the Rams had just extended Ogletree in October.

Ogletree, 26, had 95 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble last season in 15 games, all as a starter. Los Angeles finished last season fifth-worst in the National Football League at stopping the run, allowing 122.3 yards rushing per game and frequently struggling with stops between the tackles, where Ogletree needed to shine.

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