Jason Smith traded to Jets for Wayne Hunter

Tuesday August 28th, 2012

The New York Jets have acqured offensive tackle Jason Smith from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for tackle Wayne Hunter, ESPN.com Jets beat writer Rich Cimini reported on Twitter Monday night.

The trade is an exchange of two offensive tackles whose respective teams weren't happy with their performances.

Smith, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, is widely regarded as a bust. Recently, he lost his starting job to fifth-year tackle Barry Richardson. According to the Football Outsiders Almanac (via NFL.com), Smith was near the league lead in so-called "Blown Blocks," which lead to sacks, intentional grounding or holding calls.

In April, Smith took a pay cut that dropped his 2012 salary from $10 million to nearly $4 million.

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