Ogletree will have cap hits of $10 million for the next three years and $9 million in 2021, the last year of his deal.
The Giants acquired Ogletree and a seventh-round pick from the Rams in exchange for one of their two fourth-round picks and a sixth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to multiple reports. ESPN first reported the development. He compiled 507 combined tackles and 5.5 sacks.
The Rams have spent this offseason dealing away players that don't fit Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense. Ogletree had 95 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 INT, 2 tackles for loss and 10 PBUs a year ago for the Rams.More news: Andre Ayew Promises 'More Big Performances' After Helping Swansea Beat West Ham
The Giants' beefing up of James Bettcher's linebacking corps has begun. Los Angeles finished last season fifth-worst in the National Football League at stopping the run, allowing 122.3 yards rushing per game and frequently struggling with stops between the tackles, where Ogletree needed to shine.
The Rams agreed last month to acquire cornerback Marcus Peters in a trade with Kansas City, and Los Angeles also used its franchise tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner.
The fifth-year veteran was a force for the Rams over the past two seasons.