Uneven Steve(n): He probably won’t say so publicly, but one veteran runner who probably would welcome a trade once the lockout ends, sources tell The Sports Xchange, is Houston fourth-year tailback Steve Slaton. The former West Virginia star, a third-round choice in the 2008 draft, rushed for a team-best 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. But a shoulder injury has plagued him the past two seasons, and limited Slaton to 150 rushes and 530 yards. Last year, after losing the starting job to Arian Foster, Slaton logged just 19 carries and 93 yards, and didn’t score a touchdown. Slaton is only 25 years old, doesn’t have a lot of tread rubbed off the tires yet, and is a good receiver, so he could be an attractive No. 2 back for some team seeking to bolster the position. Rumors have linked him to St. Louis, where the Rams could use a reliable back capable of getting six to eight touches per game, to reduce the workload for Steven Jackson. But the talk has been unsubstantiated. Slaton is under contract for 2011 at the league minimum base salary, and then would be eligible for free agency next spring. For the… Read full this story
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