ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Chris Ivory #29 of the New Orleans Saints looks to get past Josh Gordy #38 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 30, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the Saints 31-21. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams traded cornerback Josh Gordy to the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday night in exchange for what the Rams described as a future draft pick. St. Louis had a deep pool of talent at the position thanks to the addition of Cortland Finnegan and a pair of draft picks used to add cornerbacks.
Gordy was signed away from the Packers last season as the Rams scrambled to find help for a position hit hard by injuries. He turned out to be a pleasant surprise, filling in well enough considering he was a mid-season addition.
In training camp and the preseason this year, Gordy was part of a group of players vying for time in the third and fourth spots on the depth chart. WIth Bradley Fletcher injured, Gordy even got some work with the starters in the nickel package as the third corner. Head coach Jeff Fisher noted in June the potential for trading from his team's depth at corner, something first reported at TST.
Gordy's departure will benefit Trumaine Johnson, who will battle with Jerome Murphy for the fourth spot on the depth chart.
He reunites with Justin King in Indianapolis, a team perilously thin in the secondary and desperate for help. As for what they gave in return, it could be a conditional draft pick, dependent upon how much time he plays with the Colts.