Gettleman Begins Moves by Acquiring Ram’s Linebacker

New Giants’ GM Dave Gettleman has begun his spring cleaning.

According to several published reports, Gettleman has acquired LA Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree and reportedly a 2019 seventh-round pick for two picks – presumably the 2018 fourth and sixth round selections. The Giants will have five picks left in the draft.

Ogletree, 26, who was the team’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft and a selected on the NFL All-Rookie Team,  has started 67 games in his five-year career. He has 96 tackles with an interception and a sack last season.

Ogletree is currently under a four-year contract worth $42.75 million through the 2021 with a buy out option in 2019. He has a $7 million roster bonus due next week and will receive a $3 million base salary.

Noted for his speed, Ogletree will give the Giants much-needed depth at the position that likely will part of a 3-4 alignment under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher. Since 2013, Ogletree is ninth among linebackers in tackles, and he will solidify the linebacking corps with Jonathan Casillas, B.J. Goodson, Devin Kennard, Keenan Robinson, and Kelvin Sheppard.

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Jeff Moeller

Jeff Moeller has been covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and college football and basketball as well as high school sports on a national and local scene for the past 39 years. He has been a Jets and Giants beat reporter for the past 13 years.

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