Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; St Louis Rams tackle Jason Smith (72) in action against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
The Jets are reportedly close to finalizing a trade with the Rams that would send former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith to New York.
The Jets are reportedly close to completing a trade with the St. Louis Rams that would send former No. 2 overall pick and right tackle Jason Smith to New York. Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that general manager Mike Tannenbaum and the Jets are close to finalizing the deal, which also involves current New York right tackle Wayne Hunter.
Update: NFL.com received confirmation from the Jets and Rams that the trade is complete.
Both the Rams and the Jets have shuffled the depth chart at the right tackle spot, with New York starting Austin Howard in place of Hunter during Sunday night's primetime game against the Panthers. Howard handled himself well during his first game action with the starters. Smith, much like Hunter, was demoted from the starting right tackle spot this month, as Barry Richardson took control of the job in St. Louis.
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