The St. Louis Rams might be close to pulling their first trade of the offseason. According to Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch, the Rams and the Cleveland Brown are working on a deal to reunite guard John Greco with his former offensive coordinator, now head coach, Pat Shurmur in Cleveland.
It makes sense for the Rams and Greco. After signing Harvey Dahl and restructuring Jacob Bell's contract, Greco was the odd man out, again, in St. Louis. Moving to Cleveland gives him the chance to start, certainly a better one than he had here.
For the Rams, it means less depth at guard. As mentioned earlier, they're working to re-sign Adam Goldberg who would be their third guard. I know people aren't high on the idea of Goldberg as a starting guard, but I think he has value as a lineman that can play both tackle and guard positions. They also have Hank Fraley who plays all three interior spots.
If you own Peyton Hillis in fantasy football, this could mean good things. Greco is a good run blocker.
I can't imagine the Rams will get much return for Greco. A late-round pick is probably what they'll get. You wonder about potential player returns. I don't suppose if Billy Devaney asked really, really nicely they'd throw in Montario Hardesty. As if...