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Rodger Saffold | Guard

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

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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

Rams RG Rodger Saffold (ankle) is day to day.

It sounds like Saffold avoided a high-ankle sprain in Saturday's preseason game. He should be good to go for Week 1.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Rams RG Rodger Saffold was forced from Saturday's preseason game with a right ankle issue.

Saffold was first spotted with ice on his ankle before graduating to an air cast. Saffold was making his preseason debut after missing the first two games with a shoulder "stinger." For now, he should be considered day to day.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 09:34:00 PM

Rodger Saffold's contract with the Rams is a five-year, $31.7 million deal that includes $19.5 million guaranteed.

On Tuesday, Saffold agreed to terms with the Raiders on a five-year, $42.5 million deal that included $21 million guaranteed. But team doctors said his shoulder would need surgery immediately, so they backed out of the deal. Meanwhile, the Rams have no issues whatsoever with Saffold's shoulder and are thrilled to get him back as a key piece of their still thin offensive line. He loses out on $10.8 million in total money, but only $1.5 million in guaranteed money during this mess.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 10:20:00 AM's Mike Silver reports it was Raiders owner Mark Davis who nixed the Rodger Saffold deal.

Davis apparently had concerns about the shoulder Saffold injured last preseason. Per Silver, Saffold "could have had surgery and been ready for training camp," but Davis wouldn't have it. It's a troubling development for many reasons. It shows a lack of faith in GM Reggie McKenzie, and is an indication that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Davis has some of his father's management style to him. Davis has left egg on his GM's face, and his offensive line without a left tackle. It's a sad state of affairs in Oakland.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 11:26:00 PM

Rams agreed to terms with G/T Rodger Saffold on a five-year contract.

Simply beyond belief. After having his five-year, $42.5 million ($15.75 million guaranteed) agreement with the Raiders torn up over concerns with his shoulder, Saffold returns to the team that took him in the second round of the 2010 draft. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams have "no concerns whatsoever" with Saffold's shoulder. Signed to man the blindside in Oakland, Saffold will likely play guard in St. Louis, though he could start the year at left tackle if Jake Long (ACL) isn't ready. The Rams' line was looking worrisomely thin before Saffold fell back into their laps. Oakland is back to Square 1 in a tackle market that's already been picked over.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 10:31:00 PM

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