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Barron-Carpenter Deal On Hold With Physicals, Money Issues

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    SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 06: Linebacker Bobby Carpenter #54 of the Dallas Cowboys during training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The trade that will send Bobby Carpenter to St. Louis in exchange for Rams' tackle Alex Barron, according to numerous reports, is nearly done. But it's not done quite yet.

    Before the deal is official, the two principle players must pass their physicals, and details concerning money must be worked out. Though each player shouldn't have an issue with the physical, Barron must sign his tender offer from the Rams, which is worth around $2.62 million.

    Carpenter is set to make up to $1.895 million in 2010, the last year of his contract, dependent on performance incentives.

    According to ESPNDallas, there is no indication that the Rams will not honor this caveat in Carpenter's contract.

    So does this deal make sense?

    Absolutely, from where we're standing. Carpenter may be labeled a bust, and so is Barron; but the inside linebacker position has some depth already, particularly with the addition of Sean Lee and the supposed health of third round pick in 2009, Jason Williams. The tackle position, to put it flatly, does not. 

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