Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 2/33 -- Rodger Saffold, T, 6-4, 316, Indiana: His arrival could mean the departure of Alex Barron, who is an unsigned restricted free agent. In the meantime, he might also get work at guard. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Rodger Saffold News
04/02/14 - OL Rodger Saffold was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Rams March 14. Saffold had agreed to terms with the Raiders, but the deal was called off when he failed hus physical.
03/10/14 - OL Rodger Saffold had his agent tell the Rams Sunday he will be signing with a new team, perhaps as soon as Tuesday.
Agent Alan Herman wouldn't reveal to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Saffold's likely destination, but it is believed the Raiders or Buccaneers could be offering as much as $8 million a year.
Herman told the Post-Dispatch, "We spoke with (chief operating officer) Kevin Demoff numerous times over the weekend. But we're probably going to move in another direction. Kevin is a good person and a good businessman. He's wonderful to work with in these types of situations. The Rams made a valiant effort. But it's pretty hard to have multiple people making big dollars on the offensive line."
The Rams signed tackle Jake Long to a four-year, $34 million contract last season.
Herman concluded, "Kevin was very gracious and said he was happy that Rodger had done well for himself."
Saffold was the team's left tackle as a rookie after being selected in the second round of the 2010 draft. He suffered several injuries during his final three seasons, and last year played right tackle, right guard and left tackle.
The Rams' plan was to have him play guard, but it is expected interested teams will expect him to play tackle.
12/17/13 - OL Rodger Saffold played the entire game at right guard against New Orleans with Harvey Dahl inactive because of a knee injury.
11/11/13 - OL Rodger Saffold made his first NFL start at right guard, replacing Shelley Smith. Smith was at right guard the week before with Harvey Dahl sidelined by a knee injury. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "I thought Rodger played pretty well." Saffold was the left tackle his first three seasons with the Rams, but switched to right tackle following the signing of Jake Long. He had been sharing snaps with Joe Barksdale at right tackle after missing four games because of a knee injury.
10/22/13 - T Rodger Saffold returned after missing four games because of a left knee injury. Saffold shared snaps at right tackle with Joe Barksdale Sunday, and played 30 snaps compared to Barksdale's 31.