ST. LOUIS -- Rodger Saffold is open to change, to say the least.
He began his NFL career as the St. Louis Rams' left tackle, then made room for Jake Long and moved to the right side to start this season. Now he will make his second start at right guard in place of injured Harvey Dahl against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
At 6-foot-5, 314 pounds, Saffold hasn't played guard since middle school in Cleveland.
"I was in the seventh grade playing for the Heskett Hornets the last time I was a guard," Saffold said Friday after practice. "Then I went to tackle and had been there ever since until now."
Saffold, the 33rd pick overall in the 2010 Draft, started at right guard in the Rams' 38-8 victory over Indianapolis. He will be there against Sunday against the visiting Bears as St. Louis comes off its bye week.
The talent Saffold has made the adjustment possible, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.
"When you've got athletic ability, which he does, and strength and power and foot agility, it's...