ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Rams' long search for a return man is over.
St. Louis has acquired Dante Hall from Kansas City in exchange for
a fifth-round pick in this weekend's draft.
The Rams have struggled for years on kick returns and were sixth
worst in the league last season.
The 28-year-old Hall has returned eleven kickoffs and punts for
touchdowns in his seven-year career. That's just three shy of Brian
Mitchell's N-F-L record.
Hall needs one more kickoff return for a touchdown to break the
record of six he shares with Ollie Matson, Gale Sayers, Travis
Williams and Mel Gray.
The trade could have draft-day implications. The Rams had
expressed strong interest in Ohio State's Ted Ginn Junior, as much
for his return ability as for his resume as a receiver. St. Louis
also has several needs on defense that need to be addressed.