When the Colts trashed the Rams, 38-3, nine days ago, there was apparently at least one player who showed the victors something better than the outcome would suggest.
The Colts have swung a deal with the Rams for cornerback Josh Gordy. The trade, announced by the Colts on Tuesday night, sends an undisclosed 2014 draft pick to the Rams.
Originally an undrafted free agent who signed with the Jaguars, Gordy bounced from to the Packers in 2010 then to the Rams in 2011. He now joins a team that has 10 other cornerbacks less than a week before the process of shaving the roster from 90 to 53 commences.
But the Colts wouldn’t have traded for him if they didn’t think he could help. And it’s the latest effort to beef up the secondary by picking up a former Ram; in June, Indy signed veteran free agent Justin King.
Incumbent Jerraud Powers has complained about the criticism of the cornerbacks. This move shows that the strongest indictment of the unit is coming from within.