Jets, Rams Swap Struggling Linemen

Anthony J. Causi/New York Post

The most scrutinized right tackle in the NFL is no longer a Jet.
Less than a week after Rex Ryan benched the beleaguered Wayne Hunter, the Jets traded him to the Rams for another underachieving offensive lineman. Gang Green dealt Hunter for former first-round pick Jason Smith, who was moved after three underwhelming seasons in St. Louis.
The move capped a tumultuous few weeks for Hunter, whose preseason struggles grabbed headlines. After Hunter’s gave up 2 ½ sacks in a Week 2 preseason loss to the Giants, Ryan benched him for journeyman Austin Howard. The Jets plan to use...

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