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Giants news, 3/8: Yes, the Giants really traded for Alec Ogletree

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Alec Ogletree making a tackle.
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Perhaps you are still thinking you had a dream that the New York Giants traded for a linebacker on Wednesday. That wasn’t a dream. The Giants really did acquire linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams in a trade.

Here is our story, including a poll showing Giants fans overwhelmingly approve of the deal. Here is Pat Traina’s look at the salary cap ramifications.

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Scheme fits, cap space and the Rams' departure from Alec Ogletree - NFC West- ESPN
Ogletree, the 30th overall pick out of Georgia in 2013, was a converted safety who eventually transitioned to middle linebacker and blossomed into a leader. In 67 career starts, he racked up 501 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, 43 passes defended, 12 forced fumbles and 2 touchdowns. But Pro Football Focus graded him 76th among 86 qualified linebackers last season, making his upcoming price tag unsuitable.

How LA Rams players reacted to the Alec Ogletree trade on Twitter - Turf Show Times
Trumaine Johnson, Pharoh Cooper, Rodger Saffold and Todd Gurley all weighed in.

Kyle Shurmur, son of Giants coach Pat, says dad values tough QBs - NY Daily News
If there is anyone who knows what type of quarterback Giants head coach Pat Shurmur values most, it is his son, Kyle.

Bonsignore: Alec Ogeltree trade another sign Rams want better fits for Wade Phillips’ defense – Orange County Register
a valued tackler and leader

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Unlike last year, D.J. Fluker should have more options this offseason - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
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