Rams Roster Battles: Barry Richardson Named Starting Right Tackle

June 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tackle Barry Richardson (79) defends against defensive end Chris Long (91) during minicamp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

One of the St. Louis Rams' preseason roster battles is resolved. Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed after the team's practice on Tuesday that Barry Richardson has won the starting right tackle job.

If was fairly obvious that the job belonged to Richardson following the team's surprise move to send Jason Smith to the Jets in exchange for Wayne Hunter. The newest tackle is getting into the mix a little late to get a chance at the starting job, and based on his preseason play with the Jets, would have been a long shot.

Richardson has done a better job in the preseason than he did with the Chiefs last season, when he allowed eight sacks and 50 total pressures. He has had his ups and downs in the preseason, and may find himself on a short leash if the Rams and quarterback Sam Bradford struggle with protection.

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