Jets deal for RT Jason Smith

Updated: August 28, 2012, 12:00 AM ET
By Rich Cimini and Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

Four days after saying they had no plans to trade demoted right tackle Wayne Hunter, the New York Jets did just that Monday night, dealing him to the St. Louis Rams for former first-round pick Jason Smith.

The trade agreement, confirmed by the Jets, amounts to a swap of disappointing right tackles. Both players, who will take physicals Tuesday, had lost their starting jobs.

The embattled Hunter, vilified by fans and media, was benched last Thursday in favor of Austin Howard. ...

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