Rams trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for 2 picks

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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.

Less than five months ago, Alec Ogletree had to feel pretty good about his chances of remaining with the Los Angeles Rams for a long, long time.

Instead of Quinn or Ogletree, the Chiefs received a 2018 fourth-round pick and 2019 second-round pick for Peters.

The move is somewhat surprising, considering the Rams just signed him to a huge extension this past October.

Ogletree was drafted as the 30 overall pick of the first round in the 2013 draft.

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His departure leaves a significant hole in their linebacker core that should be addressed at some point this offseason through free agency, draft, or trades.

Ogletree, 26, had 95 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble last season in 15 games, all as a starter.

Last year, he had one of his best seasons yet under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

The Chiefs could have probably afforded that but it would've made it hard to sign other players in the coming years.

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