Player Page

Rodger Saffold | Guard

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 332
College: Indiana
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Rams RG Rodger Saffold will need five months to recover from shoulder surgery.
He went under the knife Wednesday in New York City. Doctors expect Saffold's torn right labrum to heal by mid-March. Garrett Reynolds will fill in at right guard during his absence. Oct 22 - 2:52 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Rams placed RG Rodger Saffold on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Saffold has a long history of shoulder issues, and will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum. Saffold had left shoulder surgery in January. Saffold has been one of the league's worst guards this season, but it's still a blow for rookie runner Todd Gurley. The No. 10 overall pick is going to have to deal with atrocious blocking as he attempts to put the Rams' offense on his back. Garrett Reynolds is taking Saffold's place in the starting lineup. Saffold has three seasons remaining on the five-year, $31.347 million pact he signed in March 2014. He could be a candidate for a restructuring in the offseason.
Oct 15 - 1:38 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Rams RG Rodger Saffold (shoulder) could miss the rest of the season.

"[Saffold] is not expected to return to the playing field soon, if at all this season," tweeted Caplan. Annually injured, Saffold has a history of shoulder issues, though this one isn't the same shoulder he had surgically repaired a couple years back. Theoretically, it's a big loss for the Rams, but Saffold was PFF's fourth-worst guard out of 79 qualifiers after five weeks. Veteran Garrett Reynolds is expected to step in at right guard.
Oct 14 - 4:16 PM

The Rams are awaiting test results on RG Rodger Saffold's right shoulder.

Saffold has a history of shoulder issues. They cost him his free agent deal with the Raiders in 2013. Garrett Reynolds is the next man up at right guard if Saffold can't go after St. Louis' Week 6 bye.
Oct 13 - 2:36 PM

Rams RG Rodger Saffold was forced from Sunday's game against the Packers with a right shoulder injury, and will not return.

Saffold went down early in the first half, and was ruled out in the third quarter. Garrett Reynolds should finish the game at right guard.
Oct 11 - 2:58 PM

Rodger Saffold will be the Rams' right guard this season.

It means third-rounder Jamon Brown has earned left guard duties. Saffold spent the majority of 2014 at left guard, but has spent plenty of time on the right side.
Sep 1 - 3:50 PM

Rams LG Roger Saffold hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.

Saffold has been limited at OTAs, but is ahead of schedule in his rehab. He remains on track to be fully cleared for training camp.
Jun 5 - 7:20 PM

Rams LG Rodger Saffold (shoulder surgery) has been limited in OTAs.

The Rams are just being cautious as Saffold returns from his January operation. He's fully expected to be ready for training camp.
Jun 4 - 6:42 PM

Rams LG Rodger Saffold (shoulder surgery) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Saffold underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left labrum Jan. 7. He's been playing through the issue since 2013.
Jan 15 - 10:17 AM

Rams LG Rodger Saffold will undergo left-shoulder surgery Wednesday.

We already knew that Saffold was going under the knife, but now we have a date. It's the same shoulder that caused Saffold's Raiders deal to fall through, though he started all 16 games in 2014. Saffold was a league-average guard in his "return" to the Rams. He's expected to be healthy well ahead of training camp.
Jan 6 - 1:25 PM

Rams LG Rodger Saffold needs offseason shoulder surgery.

He'll have the operation this week or next. Saffold has battled shoulder issues in the past; it's what caused him to "fail" his physical with the Raiders when they tried to sign him to a mega-deal last offseason. Pro Football Focus gave Saffold positive marks as a pass blocker in 2014, but he struggled in the run game.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Rams RG Rodger Saffold (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 14 against Washington.

Last week Saffold aggravated the chronic shoulder issue that led to a failed physical with the Oakland Raiders last offseason. Saffold has structural damage in his shoulder that will need surgery following the season, but he plans to tape it up and play.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Rams RG Rodger Saffold's shoulder injury is to the same shoulder that caused his failed physical with the Raiders.

He's undergoing tests on Monday. According to reporter Jim Thomas, "early indications" are that Saffold will be ok. Saffold has been a replacement-level guard for the Rams this season.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Rams RG Rodger Saffold exited Week 8 against the Chiefs with a shoulder injury.

The Rams have lost Saffold, C Scott Wells, and LT Jake Long in this one. Veteran Davin Joseph has entered at right guard. LG Greg Robinson has shifted to left tackle, with Mike Person playing left guard. Second-year OL Barrett Jones is in at center. Justin Houston is wreaking havoc on Austin Davis.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Rams LG Rodger Saffold left Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Vikings with a neck injury and will not return.

The Rams were getting blown out 34-3 when Saffold was hurt, so there was no reason for him to return. Annually injury-prone, the Rams need Saffold to stay on the field. No. 2 pick Greg Robinson entered at left guard.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Case Keenum
2Nick Foles
3Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2Tre Mason
3Benny Cunningham
4Chase Reynolds
5Trey Watts
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Tre Mason
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Tavon Austin
2Stedman Bailey
3Wes Welker
WR21Kenny Britt
2Brian Quick
3Bradley Marquez
WR31Stedman Bailey
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Justice Cunningham
LT1Greg Robinson
2Darrell Williams
LG1Cody Wichmann
C1Tim Barnes
2Demetrius Rhaney
3Eric Kush
4Brian Folkerts
RG1Garrett Reynolds
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Andrew Donnal
K1Greg Zuerlein