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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Discard pile grows as Rams trade Hill

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando


The Rams overhauled their roster during the early months of Steve Spagnuolo's tenure as head coach. They were not finished.

By trading 2006 first-round cornerback Tye Hill to the Falcons on Tuesday and releasing 2006 second-round tight end Joe Klopfenstein, the Rams wrote off that year's draft class as an abject failure. Fourth-rounder Victor Adeyanju and seventh-rounder Mark Setterstrom are the only remaining viable members from that first Rams class under former coach Scott Linehan. Third-rounder Claude Wroten remains suspended and has probably played his last down with the team. Fellow third-rounder Dominique Byrd is trying to revive his career in Arizona.