Rams interested in giving Jason Smith another shot

A previous regime in St. Louis invested the second pick of the 2009 draft in offensive tackle Jason Smith with the hope he’d be the club’s left tackle for a decade.

Smith has been nothing short of a disappointment after three seasons. But from the sounds of things new coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead are interested in giving Smith another chance to blossom.

We're looking forward to putting him in the program and developing him," Snead said, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Concussions have been the primary reason Smith has missed 19 of 48 games over the past three seasons. He was in action for only six games this past season.

"There's work that needs to be done, but that stuff's behind him now," coach Jeff Fisher said. "I haven't actually had a chance to speak to the medical staff specifically about his condition. But there's no doubt in my mind that he'll return and be able to play."

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