Rams trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to New York Giants

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams continued their flurry of offseason moves Wednesday, trading linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants, people with knowledge of the situation said.

The deal, the Rams' third in the last few weeks, will not become official until the new league year begins March 14. One of the people said the trade was for draft picks.

Ogletree, 26, was the starting middle linebacker in 2016, when the Rams played a 4-3 scheme under former coach Jeff Fisher. He was a starting inside linebacker last season under new coordinator Wade Phillips, who installed a 3-4.

Ogletree, a first-round draft pick in 2103, signed a four-year, $42 million extension last October.

The trade of Ogletree comes after the Rams agreed last month to a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs for cornerback Marcus Peters. Last week, the Rams traded veteran linebacker/edge rusher Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins.

Ogletree, like Quinn, was regarded as a locker room leader.

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who played under the franchise tag last season, is a pending free agent.

The Rams put the franchise tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner on Tuesday.

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