I hope the St. Louis Rams are up on their phone bills and have the switchboard operators adequately prepared for the next 24 hours. Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith is said to be available for the taking to teams looking for an extra hand at the position ahead of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, says Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.
However, several of those same execs said they would not be surprised if little-used back-up running back LeGarrette Blount of the Bucs was dealt by 4 p.m. Tuesday. They also pointed to St. Louis receiver Steve Smith as a candidate and a backup quarterback like Colt McCoy (Cleveland) or Matt Moore (Miami), should a club like Arizona feel it needs to make a move with Kevin Kolb injured and John Skelton struggling.
Obviously the Rams are not going to get much for Smith, if anything. In limited work this season, Smith has caught 11-of-19 passes thrown his way, with no touchdowns and one dropped ball. He's been a non-factor, inactive some weeks even, this season. He was expected to play a bigger role with Amendola out, but that never materialized.
LaCanfora also said that a deal for Steven Jackson was unlikely, thanks to his age and the cost remaining on his $7 million contract.