Jets finalize deal for RT Jason Smith

Updated: August 28, 2012, 10:07 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Wayne Hunter-for-Jason Smith trade, perhaps the most publicized swap of backup right tackles in recent history, became official late Tuesday. But not before the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams executed a rare sign-and-trade for the NFL.

Smith, due to make a guaranteed $4 million this season, signed a new contract with the Rams, receiving a $1.55 million signing bonus, according to a league source. At 4 p.m., he officially became a member of the Jets, who will ...

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