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02-22-2010, 03:38 PM
Devaney: Rams not discussing blockbuster draft trade with Bucs
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St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney denied Internet reports that the team was discussing a trade to send the No. 1 overall draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for first- and third-round selections and quarterback Josh Johnson.

"I am being completely honest when I say I have not talked to anyone in Tampa Bay," Devaney said Monday during a chat with fans on the Rams' official Web site. "I'm not saying that won't happen at some point but to date there is absolutely nothing going on."

The Rams could be eyeing a quarterback to replace longtime starter Marc Bulger, who sparked rumors that he was heading out of town last week when he cleaned out his locker. The Rams refuted that at the time, and NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported Thursday that the team isn't in a hurry to make a decision on Bulger.

"There was nothing to Bulger cleaning out his locker," Devaney said during the chat Monday. "Once the season is over, there is a general cleaning of the locker room itself and everyone's locker is cleaned out. Marc is still part of this team."