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

Rams Trade Jason Smith To Jets

The Jets and Rams decided to swap disappointing right tackles, according to multiple reports. Jason Smith, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, heads to New York while Wayne Hunter goes to St. Louis.

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Wayne Hunter Trade Puts Another Former Jet In St. Louis

The New York Jets and St. Louis Rams conducted another trade Monday, as the two franchises swapped offensive lineman -- the Rams acquired right tackle Wayne Hunter and the Jets received right tackle Jason Smith, a former second-round selection. The swap marks the fourth time this season the Rams have taken in a former Jets' employee, and the trend is making Gang Green Nation feel a bit sorry for them.

In the end, I really feel bad for the fans over in St. Louis. This offseason, the Rams have acquired Brian Schottenheimer, Matthew Mulligan, Vernon Gholston, and Wayne Hunter. Quite literally, all of our worst players. Hopefully Smith isn't as worthless and hopefully lives up to his first round draft choice. One can dream.

For more on the Jets roster as the preseason wraps up, visit Gang Green Nation. For all your Rams news, check out Turf Show Times. And for all your roster transaction news as teams cut down, stay with SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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Jason Smith Trade Risky Move For Rams

The St. Louis Rams and New York Jets shook up their respective tackle positions when they swapped former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith for the recently benched Wayne Hunter. The two players had been statistically two of the least impressive tackles in the league in 2011.

For the Rams, the trade leaves Barry Richardson as the likely starter at the right tackle position, which Ryan Van Bibber of Turf Show Times calls a risky proposition since Smith's play had been improving recently despite the recent benching:

On the surface, this is not a good deal at all for the Rams. Smith was improving his play under offensive line coach Paul Boudreau. Hunter and Richardson were two of the worst tackles in the league last season. Hunter had already been benched for the Jets after allowing constant pressure on their quarterbacks.

The Rams are doubling down on their commitment to Richardson as a starter, a potentially risky move given that their season rests on the shoulders of a quarterback struggling with pressure.

The Rams did save some cap space by making the trade, opening up about 1.5 million dollars.

For more on the Jets roster as the preseason wraps up, visit Gang Green Nation. For all your Rams news, check out Turf Show Times. And for all your roster transaction news as teams cut down, stay with SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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Jets Finalizing Trade For Rams RT Jason Smith, According To Report

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.

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