The St. Louis Rams traded defensive end Orien Harris to the Detroit Lions in exchange for wide receiver Ronald Curry.
It is the second time this off-season that Harris has been traded. He came to the Rams from the Bengals for Brian Leonard in May.
The Rams have been looking for wide receiver help and they hope that Curry can step in and play immediately. Curry has played seven seasons in the NFL as football betting numbers indicate. Football odds stats show that he has caught 193 passes for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career. Curry was with the Oakland Raiders the past few seasons. In 2006 he caught 62 passes for 727 yards and in 2007 he had 55 catches for 717 yards and four touchdowns. Last year though he only had 19 catches for 181 yards with Oakland as football betting statistics indicate.
Curry should get some immediately playing time with the Rams. He is one of only two wide receivers on the Rams roster with more than three years of NFL experience as sports betting statistics show. The expected starters for the Rams this season are Donnie Avery and Keenan Burton so there is definitely room for Curry. Before the trade is official, Curry must pass his physical but that is not expected to be an issue. The Rams are looking at having a difficult season and Curry may actually have been better off with the Lions who look vastly improved in football odds.
Curry really didn’t have a place with Detroit which might surprise some football betting people. He wasn’t going to get much playing time behind Calvin Johnson and Bryant Johnson as online sports betting information tells us. It was also expected that Dennis Northcutt, who the Lions acquired recently would move past Curry on the depth chart.
The question for the Rams to answer is if Curry has anything left. Some people that have watched Curry say he has lost a step and that is never a good thing for a receiver. Perhaps with St. Louis he can be a possession receiver but that remains to be seen. The Rams look to be one of the worst teams in terms of football betting heading into the 2009 season. They are given virtually no chance to win the Super Bowl or even make the playoffs by football betting experts.