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Rodger Saffold | Guard | #76

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 325
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (33) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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Rams LT/LG Rodger Saffold left Sunday's Week 12 game against the Saints with a hand injury and will not return.
He drew the start at left tackle in place of Greg Robinson, who was benched by coach Jeff Fisher. Saffold's X-rays came back negative but he'll get the rest of the day off. Andrew Donnal is now in at left tackle. Sun, Nov 27, 2016 03:12:00 PM

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Rams RG Rodger Saffold (shoulder surgery) tweets he's been cleared to play.

It's in line with the five-month timeline Saffold was given after going under the knife in October. Saffold was bandied about as a potential cap casualty, but survived the Rams' roster purge. Saffold was performing as one of the league's worst players before going down last season, but he'll get another shot for the Rams' shaky line. He turns 28 in June.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 04:16:00 PM

ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports the Rams are planning to retain RG Rodger Saffold for 2016.

Wagoner had previously bandied Saffold about as a cut candidate, but the Rams have already released an expensive chunk of their roster, and have precious little offensive line depth. Perhaps Saffold will be asked to adjust a contract that comes with a $5.65 million cap number for 2016, but he should be back.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 03:28:00 PM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner believes RG Rodger Saffold (shoulder) is a possible cap cut.

Saffold had his left shoulder surgically repaired last January and landed on injured reserve in October with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is expected to be fully healed by mid-March, but his long injury history and below-average play make him a strong candidate to be cut. Saffold is set to count $5.65 million against the cap next season.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 12:37:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 02:52:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 01:38:00 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.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 04:16:00 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 2014. Garrett Reynolds is the next man up at right guard if Saffold can't go after St. Louis' Week 6 bye.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 02:36:00 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.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:58:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:50:00 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.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 07:20:00 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.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 06:42:00 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.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:17:00 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.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 01:25:00 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

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