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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

Key matchup: Vikings D-line vs. Rams O-line

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the key matchup in St. Louis with the Vikings and Rams both in serious need of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Rams makeshift O-line unsettled at left guard

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
A Rams offensive line, coached by Paul Boudreau, that has held up surprisingly well despite key injuries remains unsettled at left guard.

Rams OLT Saffold has MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold suffered a third-degree MCL sprain and other damage to the knee, head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Monday. 

Line injuries gutting Rams up front on both sides of ball

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
After a relatively healthy preseason, the Rams have suddenly been shell-shocked by injuries up front on both sides of the ball.

Rams place C Wells on new injured reserve

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Rams C Scott Wells suffered a fractured foot and will be placed on the "designated for return" injured reserve, head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday.

Rams OLT Saffold carted off

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold was carted off the field on a stretcher in the Week One game against the Lions.

Offensive tackle looking like potential weak link for Rams

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
With Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith struggling to hold their own against the Rams' starting DEs in training camp, offensive tackle is a major concern.

Rams place OT Saffold on I.R.

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
The Rams have placed OLT Rodger Saffold on injured reserve after the second-year lineman tore his pectoral muscle on Friday while lifting weights.

Both Rams tackles have really struggled

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Rams starting ORT Jason Smith has been under fire for a while now. But fellow OLT Rodger Saffold, we hear, is playing even worse this season than Smith.

Drafting approach won't change for Rams

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
Getting caught up in the 2011 draft isn't going to be as different as one might suspect for Rams GM Billy Devaney this year — despite the fact that St. Louis will not be picking either No. 1 or No ...

Rams' offensive tackles holding their own

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Team insiders tell us the Rams are happy with the job being turned in by OTs Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith on the left and right sides, respectively, so far this season.

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.

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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