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Rodger Saffold

Rodger Saffold - #76 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 314 lbs.
Birthday 06/06/1988
Birthplace Bedford, OH
College Indiana
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 1st pick by Rams

Rams place Hovan on I.R.

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
With a need to have players practicing and competing for jobs in training camp, the Rams have placed DT Chris Hovan on injured reserve with a back injury, head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday.

Report: Bradford signs richest rookie deal

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford is the richest rookie in NFL history. The No. 1 overall draft choice has agreed to a six-year, $78 million contract that has a maximum value of $86 million with incentives, a league source has told ...

Rams toying with switching around OTs

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Rams’ offensive line has picked right up where it left off early in the offseason as a particularly hot topic, with the news that OTs Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold could be trading places.

Rams sign rookies Saffold, Onobun

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Rams signed two more rookies Wednesday afternoon — second-round OT Rodger Saffold and sixth-round TE Fendi Onobun. Terms of their contracts were undisclosed.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Report: Rams rookie CB Murphy arrested

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Rams rookie CB Jerome Murphy was arrested in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday and charged with a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Rams tackle DT woes with seasoned vets

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
After opting not to select either Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy in the first round of this year's draft, the Rams are banking on experienced veterans Fred Robbins and Chris Hovan to fortify the DT position.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Rams' backup RB situation remains worrisome

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
One of the Rams' biggest concerns is the lack of a decent complementary running back behind workhorse Steven Jackson, who is coming off back surgery.

Rams sign two more draft picks

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
WR Mardy Gilyard, whom St. Louis selected in the fourth round with the 99th overall pick, has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $2.34 million contract, and the Rams also have come to terms with fifth-round pick DE Hall Davis.

Rams sign third-round CB Murphy

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams made third-round CB Jerome Murphy the highest-drafted rookie to sign a contract up to now, reportedly signing him to a four-year deal worth $2.7 million, including a $937,739 signing bonus.

Report: Rams sign rookies Selvie, Hull

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Rams are working from the bottom up in terms of nailing down deals with their 2010 draft crop, reportedly signing two of their three seventh-round picks — DE George Selvie and ILB Josh Hull.

Atogwe maintains he never wanted to leave Rams

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
To hear O.J. Atogwe tell it, there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to remain a fixture at free safety in the Rams’ secondary for the long haul.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 17, 2012
Saffold will be out at least a month with a right knee injury.||||||| Coach Jeff Fisher said Saffold has a third-degree MCL sprain and other damage to the knee, but said it was not season-ending. Saffold was hurt advancing a fumble in the first quarter Sunday in the Rams' 31-28 victory over the Redskins. He was a surprise starter after being hospitalized with a neck strain in Detroit after the opener and listed as questionable prior to the game.
Posted Sept. 10, 2012
Saffold will start in Sunday's home opener against Washington.||||||| Saffold was a full participant Thursday and Friday, days after being hospitalized for several hours with what the team termed a significant neck strain. He was carted off the field in Detroit when he was injured in the opener.
Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Saffold has been carted off the field with an injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.||||||| Saffold crumpled awkwardly after disengaging from Lions safety John Wendling on a long St. Louis pass. The Rams scored a touchdown on the play to take a 20-13 lead with 9:45 remaining. Saffold remained down for several minutes, and some Rams players held hands and formed a prayer circle on their sideline. Saffold was eventually lifted onto the cart but did not appear to be moving much.
Posted Nov. 20, 2011
Saffold has been placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.||||||| Saffold was a second round draft pick last year and was immediately plugged into the lineup at left tackle.
Posted Nov. 22, 2010
Saffold's injured left shoulder were negative, and he wa active for Sunday's game at Denver.||||||| Saffold aggravated an injury sustained earlier in the season on pass protecting late in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Saffold said Monday the shoulder was very sore, but he anticipated that rehab would help keep him on the field. He was the first pick of the second round in this year's draft and has started every game at left tackle. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Saffold was day to day.

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