Saturday, 21 July, 2018

New York Giants grab Solid Linebacker From Los Angeles Rams

New York Giants grab Solid Linebacker From Los Angeles Rams New York Giants grab Solid Linebacker From Los Angeles Rams
Kristopher Love | 08 March, 2018, 00:28

On the heels of acquiring Marcus Peters and dealing Robert Quinn in separate trades earlier in the offseason, the defending NFC West champions have reportedly sent starting linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants in exchange for two 2018 NFL Draft picks. The latest trade we're hearing about is from the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. According to Over The Cap, this move has opened up an additional $5.2 million in cap space for the Rams while the Giants are taking on his full $10 million in salary and bonuses for the 2018 campaign.

Here are five things to know about the Giants new middle linebacker in Ogletree. The addition of Ogletree helps fill one of their biggest needs.

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

Sadly, it's quite common for National Football League teams to trade key players in exchange for mid-round draft picks, but seeing that all it took for the Giants to land Ogletree was basically a fourth and sixth rounder is an absolute joke. The Giants have struggled badly to cover tight ends the past few years. They might really like Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and could trade down from that second overall selection.

His void will come mostly in the locker room, which is why a handful of his Rams teammates have already expressed shock and even frustration to social media. He's missed just one game over the last two seasons in Los Angeles.