The agent for Rams wide receiver Mardy Gilyard denied a rumor from former St. Louis assistant Rick Venturi that the former University of Cincinnati standout had requested a trade. "Mardy Gilyard never requested a trade," agent Andy Simms wrote on his Twitter account. "Untrue." Simms isn't the only one shooting down the rumor from Venturi, who works for 101 ESPN in St. Louis. Tony Softli, a former Rams executive who works for the same outlet as Venturi, reported that Gilyard hasn't asked for a trade.