Maybe a change of scenary will help Jason Smith. The overal number two pick in the 2009 draft never panned out with the St. Louis Rams and on Thursday, the team sent him to the Big Apple for another right tackle who never lived up to expectations. The Rams acquired Wayne Hunter, who fell out of favor with Jets fans and in the media.
Smith took a pay cut last spring and lost his job at the start of training camp to former Chief, Barry Richardson. After three seasons of injuries and ineffectiveness, the Rams will move on and save money. Smith was guaranteed $4 million. Hunter will get $2.4 million.
Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer may be willing to give one of his former players a chance to redeem his career. Schottenheimer ran the Jets offense from 2006-2011.