Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 3/21/14
Rodger Saffold originally signed a 5-year, 42.5 million dollar deal with the Raiders, which would have made him the 2nd highest paid left tackle this off-season on a loaded left tackle market, which would have been an atrocity. However, Saffold failed his physical when Raider team doctors (possibly at the behest of an angry Marc Davis, the Raiders owner) said Saffold would need surgery immediately on his shoulder. Leave it to the Raiders to have to be saved from a massive deal by a failed physical. After that mess was over, Saffold has now ended up signing back with the Rams for 31.7 million over 5 years. He’ll presumably play right guard with the Rams because they have reportedly felt all along that that’s his best position in the NFL. Saffold, a 2010 2nd round pick, has played left tackle, right tackle, and right guard in his career and, while he’s had some success at both left and right tackle, he was borderline dominant in 6 starts at right guard down the stretch for the Rams la...
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