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The Jets swapped disappointment tackles with the Rams when they sent Wayne Hunter to St. Louis for Jason Smith. I was in the middle of recording a podcast with my brother so if you feel like hearing our reaction as it was happening, go give it a listen.
Maybe I’m stating the obvious, but I am convinced this trade has nothing to do with replacing Austin Howard but everything to do with getting rid of Wayne Hunter. I believe his mental state of mind was at the point that he wasn’t even going to be effective in his newly demoted role as a Jumbo TE. Wayne Hunter was a dead man walking around Florham park, and the Jets did a nice guy a favor and shipped him to his former offenisve coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer.
Hunter had nothing to Smile about with the Jets.
damienwoody I’ll say this about Wayne Hunter…..great teammate & true professional. Not a lot of ppl could’ve handled his situation the way he did 8/27/12 9:52 PM
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According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Jets have officially traded tackle Wayne Hunter to the St. Louis Rams for tackle Jason Smith.
And now, the Hunter-Smith swap is done, source says. #nyj
— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) August 28, 2012