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Alec Ogletree | Linebacker

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (30) / LAR
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Alec Ogletree has agreed to a contract restructure.
Ogletree was due a $7 million roster bonus on Friday, which will now be spread out over the next four years. The restructure reduces Ogletree's cap hit from $10 million to $4.75 million in 2018. The former first-round pick was acquired from the Rams in a trade earlier this month. Mar 16 - 3:21 PM

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Giants acquired ILB Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Rams in exchange for 2018 fourth- and sixth-round picks.

The Rams just signed Ogletree to a four-year, $42 million extension in October but evidently didn't like his fit in DC Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense. L.A. was gashed by the run last season, and playing Ogletree and Mark Barron, a pair of converted safeties, at inside linebacker was a big reason for that. Both are extremely athletic, but they were too light and got pushed around by offensive linemen. The Rams recoup the fourth-rounder they sent to K.C. in the Marcus Peters deal with this move and clear a bunch of cash off the books for future long-term deals. Linebacker was a massive need for the Giants.
Mar 7 - 4:01 PM

Rams ILB Alec Ogletree (elbow) is active for Week 14 against the Eagles.

Ogletree was forced from the field after a Week 13 pick six. With Zach Ertz sidelined, Ogletree will be dealing with No. 2 Eagles TE Trey Burton.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Rams ILB Alec Ogletree has been diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow and is considered day to day.

Coach Sean McVay said the early indication is Ogletree will be able to play Week 14 against the Eagles. Ogletree left Week 13 shortly after recording a pick-six. OLB Connor Barwin (arm) remains doubtful this week.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 08:12:00 PM

Rams LB Alec Ogletree left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Cardinals with an elbow injury and will not return.

He had a busy day before exiting, recording one tackle and returning a Blaine Gabbert interception for a 41-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Bryce Hager replaced him at inside linebacker.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Rams signed ILB Alec Ogletree to a four-year, $42 million extension through 2021.

The deal had been in the works since the summer, and reportedly includes over $30 million guaranteed. Ogletree is a playmaker with sideline-to-sideline athleticism, but has yet to become a truly impact player. He does play all three downs, and has been durable aside from a 2015 broken leg. Ogletree just turned 26 last month.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 10:02:00 PM

Contract-year ILB Alec Ogletree said a long-term deal is "in the works."

GM Les Snead would be smart to take care of All-Pro Aaron Donald first, but Ogletree is also due for a second contract. Handpicked by ex-coach Jeff Fisher, Ogletree has yet to take off as a pro. He switched to middle linebacker last season and received poor marks from Pro Football Focus. Ogletree is a sideline-to-sideline plus athlete but struggles against the run. He and Mark Barron will form new DC Wade Phillips' inside linebacker tandem.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Rams MLB Alec Ogletree said he is trying to be a more vocal leader this season.

Ogletree is transitioning to the middle after playing on the weak side his entire career. "I've embraced that role, just trying to step up my leadership and make sure I'm doing the right thing so I can relay the message to the other guys," Ogletree said. "It's a little bit different, but at the same time it's still good." Ogletree should be an upgrade over James Laurinaitis, but the Rams still have questions to answer in their linebacking group.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 10:14:00 AM

The Rams have exercised MLB Alec Ogletree's fifth-year team option for 2017.

It was never in doubt. A born playmaker, Ogletree was sorely missed as he sat out the final 12 games of last season with a broken leg. Still only 24, Ogletree is making the move from the outside to the middle this season. He's a candidate for a long-term extension.
Mon, May 2, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the Rams are likely to pick up MLB Alec Ogletree's fifth-year option.

It is a no-brainer move. The No. 30 overall pick in 2013 draft, Ogletree was already an indispensable playmaker on the weak side, but he could prove even more important as he switches to the middle. The Rams also could utilize the fifth-year option on Tavon Austin, who was taken with the No. 8 overall pick in 2013, but it is unlikely they are willing to shell out that kind of money for what amounts to a gadget player.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 12:19:00 PM

Rams LB Alec Ogletree said moving to the middle will be the "biggest challenge" of his career.

Ogletree played on the weak side his first three years in the league, but he will man the middle after James Laurinaitis was released prior to free agency. "It's going to be a great challenge for me," Ogletree said. "I'm definitely excited about it and ready to get the ball rolling." Ogletree has 271 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 36 career games. He should be a big improvement over Laurinaitis.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 12:10:00 PM

Rams MLB Alec Ogletree (broken leg) is expected to be ready for OTAs.

Ogletree has been sidelined since the first week of October. 2016 will be Ogletree's first foray into the middle after manning the weak side in 2013-14, but coach Jeff Fisher is confident he can make the transition. "Alec is going to get people lined up," Fisher said. "He's going to call the plays. He's a really smart player." Ogletree admits it will be a challenge, while reporter Nick Wagoner wonders if Ogletree will be able to "take on and get off blocks" since he relies so much on his athleticism. We'd ultimately expect Ogletree to be a major improvement on James Laurinaitis.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 02:33:00 PM

The Rams hope to sign contract-year MLB Alec Ogletree long term.

The Rams' newly christened middle linebacker is a born playmaker whose presence was sorely missed after Ogletree broke his leg last season, especially showing up in tight end coverage. Going on 25, Ogletree is due little over $1 million between salary and bonuses in the final year of his rookie contract.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Alec Ogletree will be the Rams' starting middle linebacker.

After the Rams announced the release of MLB James Laurinaitis, Ogletree has been working with DC Gregg Williams on a daily basis in preparation for the transition from the weak side. Ogletree will bark out the defensive calls and should bring far more playmaking ability to the middle after Laurinaitis laughably managed just two career forced fumbles across 112 starts.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 02:05:00 PM

The Rams are expected to move Alec Ogletree to middle linebacker.

The Rams plan to re-sign Mark Barron to play the weak side. Moving Ogletree inside should improve a run defense that ranked in the bottom half of the league. Ogletree averaged 10-plus tackles per game before going down last year.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 06:31:00 PM

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PosRoleName
DE1Dalvin Tomlinson
2Josh Mauro
3Kerry Wynn
4Jordan Williams
NT1Damon Harrison
2Robert Thomas
3Josh Banks
ILB1Alec Ogletree
2B.J. Goodson
3Ray-Ray Armstrong
4Thurston Armbrister
5Calvin Munson
OLB1Olivier Vernon
2Kareem Martin
3Romeo Okwara
4Derrick Mathews
5Avery Moss
CB1Janoris Jenkins
2Eli Apple
3William Gay
4Brandon Dixon
5B.W. Webb
FS1Darian Thompson
2Michael Thomas
3Tim Scott
4Curtis Riley
SS1Landon Collins
2Andrew Adams
3Ryan Murphy
P1Riley Dixon
2Austin Rehkow