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Rams' leading tackle Alec Ogletree to have ankle surgery

Rams' leading tackle Alec Ogletree to have ankle surgery

St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree, the team's leading tackler, will undergo surgery Tuesday for a broken right ankle and could be out for the season.

Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday the team would have a better idea after the procedure. He said Ogletree attended team meetings and was optimistic he could be placed on injured reserve/designated for return.

Akeem Ayers becomes the starter for now. Ayers made four starts for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots last season and got a one-year deal in St. Louis.

Ogletree was hurt when teammate T.J. McDonald landed on his legs while trying...

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