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Random Ramsdom 3/8: Tree trade

The Los Angeles Rams continue their defensive fire sale as free agency looms on the horizon.

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Rams to trade Alec Ogletree to Giants for two picks | NFL

Read all about the details of this big trade from the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants. Apparently LB Alec Ogletree is excited about this trade. Are you guys? There’s also some info about the Kansas City Chiefs turning down the idea of Tree coming to Arrowhead Stadium.

Ogletree trade another sign that Rams want perfect fits for Wake Phillips’ D | OC Register

Vinny Bonsignore breaks down the strategy behind the construction of the 2018 LA Rams defense. This ain’t Jeff Fisher’s roster any longer, fam. Wade is blowing stuff up.

Scheme fits and cap space — the Rams departure of Alec Ogletree | ESPN

Alden Gonzalez explains the thinking behind the trade that shocked many in the NFL.

How trading Alec Ogletree affects the salary cap | Rams Wire

Since this trade was obviously about clearing cap space heading into free agency, how much money has been freed up for next year? Well, by trading LB Robert Quinn and LB Alec Ogletree, as well as the ineviatable release of WR Tavon Austin next week, the Rams will clear about $46.3 million in cap space. I can’t really get too excited until I see who they are going to bring in to fill these holes in the roster, but I do like the aggressiveness.

LA Rams trade former Georgia LB Alec Ogletree; Todd Gurley not happy | Dawg Nation

RB Todd Gurley II went onto Twitter to voice his displeasure (with emojis, of course) of the Tree trade, and how can we blame him? A lot of the Rams players are upset about this move. Tree seems like a great guy and Rams fans are surely going to miss his presence on the team.

5 realistic OLB targets for the Rams in free agency | Rams Wire

This was written before the Ogletree trade, but it still has some relevant ideas about what the Rams could be up to in the next couple of weeks as they try to make the Rams defensive exactly to Wade Phillips’ liking.

Daily Dose: ESPN predictions and more | Rams official site

This is a good post to check out key free agents and what ESPN thinks about the Rams going into next season.

Rams, Chargers announce premium seat sales for Inglewood Stadium | ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers announced the sale of premium seats and stadium seat licenses. The Rams’ stadium (that the Chargers will pay rent to play in) is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. For the Rams, stadium seat licenses range from $15,000 to $100,000 — yikes.

Rams address offensive, defensive fronts in four-round mock | Rams Wire

Looks like linebackers are going to get some looks by the Rams scouts in the next couple of weeks.

Potential fits are available to help Rams defense against the run | ESPN

Alden Gonzalez put together a list of potential run-stoppers in free agency and in the draft that can help the Rams next year.