INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 12: LaVon Brazill #15 of the Indianapolis Colts stretches for a first down after catching a pass against Josh Gordy #25 of the St. Louis Rams during a preseason NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 12, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson likes to trade. A lot.
For the third time in four weeks, the new Colts G.M. has made a trade. The difference between this trade and some of the others he's made this year is that the other team is NOT the Philadelphia Eagles. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the Colts have traded an undisclosed 2014 draft pick to the St. Louis Rams for cornerback Josh Gordy.
According to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, Gordy was having a very good preseason in St. Louis. More information from Thomas at the Post-Dispatch:
Gordy had been in the mix for playing time in what had been a very competitive group of a half-dozen cornerbacks in St. Louis.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 22, 2012
As recently as Saturday, Gordy had gotten a few snaps with the Rams starting defense as a third corner in the nickel package.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 22, 2012
It's worth noting that Thomas is the same beat writer that reported earlier this year that Jim Irsay reached out to Jeff Fisher for him to become the next head coach of the Colts. This was reportedly done before Jim Caldwell was fired. Jim Irsay denied this on Twitter, calling Thomas' report "BS." Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star also denied the report (though he did not mention Thomas by name). However, Kravitz did this even though, just a few weeks prior, he'd gone on PFT Live and told listeners that the Colts were going to contact Fisher. He then tried to backtrack from his PFT Live comments a day later.
Thomas is a well-respected beat writer. Bob Kravitz is a well-known columnist. I leave it to you to determine which one was doing accurate reporting, and which one was likely carrying water for an owner who didn't want to get caught "Fishing" for a coach.
Oh, and when we get more info on Gordy, we'll post it.