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Wayne Hunter reportedly released by St. Louis Rams

Wayne Hunter's uneven NFL career has taken another unfriendly turn.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday the Rams have released the veteran offensive tackle. The move saves St. Louis $4 million in cap space and comes as no surprise.

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Hunter's stay in St. Louis was brief. The New York Jets shipped him to the Rams in August for another embattled tackle, Jason Smith. It was a case of two teams hoping a change of scenery would transform a pair of struggling players into productive ones. No dice: Smith was cut by the Jets last month.

Hunter -- savaged by New York fans before the trade -- struggled as a third tackle option in St. Louis, starting just four games. At 31 years old, Hunter will be challenged to find another starting role and, at this stage, must convince teams he's worth one final look.

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