Big Blue announced that they will be releasing LBs Alex Ogletree and Kareem Martin
Earlier today in Indianapolis, the New York Giants announced that they will be releasing former starting linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin. Both Ogletree and Martin spent the last two seasons in New York.
Ogletree and Martin were acquired by New York in the 2018 NFL Off-Season. Alec Ogletree was traded to the Giants from the Los Angeles Rams in March of 2018 in exchange for a fourth round pick and a sixth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Kareem Martin was brought on by Big Blue as a free agent from the Arizona Cardinals just one day after Ogletree was acquired in the 2018 trade.
In two seasons with the Giants, Alec Ogletree played in 26 games and missed three games each year. He was twice elected a team captain and recorded a team-high 173 total tackles during his time in New York. Ogletree finished third on the team in 2019 with 80 total tackles. He also recorded one interception, one sack, and six passes defended this past season.
Kareem Martin played in all 16 games in his first year with the Giants. He finished that season with 48 total tackles which was a career high for the former 2014 draft pick. Martin only made five starts for New York in 2019 after suffering a knee injury in the season opener against the Cowboys. He finished the year six total tackles.
The Giants will likely add new pieces to their defense through Free Agency and the NFL Draft. New York has the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.