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Roster Move: Bears sign veteran linebacker Ogletree


The Bears on Wednesday signed veteran linebacker Alec Ogletree to a one-year contract.

The 6-2, 235-pounder has appeared in 95 games with 94 starts over eight NFL seasons with the Rams (2013-17), Giants (2018-19) and Jets (2020). He has recorded 679 tackles, 44 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks, 12 interceptions—returning four for touchdowns—and 12 forced fumbles.

Ogletree was selected by the Rams with the 30th pick in the first round of the 2013 draft out of Georgia. He started all 16 games in each of his first two seasons, registering 119 tackles and 9.0 tackles-for-loss in 2013 and 111 tackles and 6.0 tackles-for-loss in 2014. In 2016, he was named second-team All-Pro after compiling a career-high 136 tackles and 9.0 sacks.

Three of Ogletree's last four interceptions have come against the Bears, all as a member of the Giants. He picked off Chase Daniel twice in a 2018 game at MetLife Stadium, returning one for a touchdown, and then intercepted Mitchell Trubisky in a 2019 contest at Soldier Field.

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