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Ex-Giant Alec Ogletree signed to NY Jets’ practice squad

Former defensive captain finally finds new employer

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Former New York Giants linebacker and two-time defensive captain Alec Ogletree has a new NFL job, albeit not one he would have foreseen when he became a free agent at the end of the 2019 season.

Ogletree, a seven-year, veteran who has started all 93 regular season games he has played in throughout his career, has joined the New York Jets practice squad. Ogletree will be one of the Jets six veteran players with unlimited NFL experience allowed by the 2020 practice squad rule change.

Ogletree spent five years with the Rams before the Giants engineered a 2018 trade for him in an effort to upgrade a talent-starved linebacking unit.

Does the fact that Ogletree could only find work on a practice squad say more about the veteran linebacker’s skills, or more about the way the rest of the NFL views the talent the Giants had on their 2019 defense?