Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/27/12

The New York Jets have had concerns about the right tackle spot throughout the preseason, and on Monday they tried to address that issue by acquiring Jason Smith from the St. Louis Rams, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

In exchange, the Jets gave the Rams offensive tackle Wayne Hunter, who had been part of the problem for the Jets on the offensive line.

In fact, both teams are banking on getting improved play from players who have been disappointments.

Smith was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but he has not lived up to expectations and recently lost his starting job on the right side to Barry Richardson.

But the Jets are willing to try their luck with Smith. Earlier this summer the Jets acquired another first-round pick, tackle Jeff Otah, hoping to improve their offensive line, but Otah failed the physical.

Hunter was not the answer on the right side for the Jets, losing his starting job to Austin Howard.

Smith took a pay cut during the spring and is guaranteed $4 million this season, $1.55 million more than Hunter.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Western Kentucky scores on throw by WR

WATCH: 400-pound Baylor TE makes defender miss for TD

WATCH: Braxton Miller triple-jukes Maryland defender

UCLA punter suspended indefinitely arrest in rape case

Oregon walk-on QB Taylor Alie reportedly to start vs. WSU

FSU fan posts 'missing' signs for Miami's football program


Greg Hardy stars in rap video, fires back at critics

Report: Chip Kelly in danger of losing Eagles locker room

Ronda Rousey issues warning: Call me fat and I'll kill you

What does Tevin Coleman’s return mean for Devonta Freeman?

Antonio Cromartie: Odell Beckham Jr. a ‘one hit wonder’

Thompson fires shots at Clippers: ‘Didn’t they lose to the Rockets?’

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker