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Shoulder surgery to shelve Rams guard Safford for 5 months

Rodger Saffold has undergone surgery on each shoulder in a 10-month span. Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY SportsSt. Louis Rams right guard Rodger Saffold is facing a five-month recovery after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday.Saffold, who underwent surgery on his left shoulder in January, was hurt in a Week 5 loss at Green Bay. He had a torn labrum repaired during Wednesday...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams G Saffold getting second opinion to see if surgery required

Rams guard Rodger Saffold injured his right shoulder in Sunday's loss. Bob Donnan USA TODAY SportsSt. Louis Rams offensive guard Rodger Saffold is receiving a second opinion to see if he needs surgery on his injured right shoulder. RT Rodger Saffold is getting a second opinion on his right shoulder to see if he needs surgery.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) October 14, 2015 #Rams RG Rodger...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Filling in holes: Recapping the St. Louis Rams’ draft

Three days ago, fans of the St. Louis Rams had a plethora of questions about the future of their team. Today, the 2015 NFL Draft wrapped up with rounds four through seven, and hopefully most of those questions have been answered. They entered with only six picks, but a trade with the Carolina Panthers brought them an extra third and sixth round pick, while sending disgruntled running...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: How to avoid disaster via the NFL Draft

The St. Louis Rams are on the rise. Jeff Fisher and Les Snead have changed the complexion of the team since arriving prior to the 2012 season, and given it a tough and nasty edge. The problem is, since that first season of the current regime, the Rams seem to be stuck in neutral. Injuries to key players, most notably Sam Bradford, as well as fierce competition in the NFC West have...
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Rodger Saffold lifts weights – lots of them

Put up 440 today with ease it's gonna be an exciting season #RamsNation — Rodger Saffold (@Rodger_Saffold) April 15, 2014 Holy crap. Assuming the newly re-signed guard is talking about the bench press, that’s a pretty sizable amount of pounds. The good news is that my max is only 40 pounds away from reaching the amount Saffold easily put up…divided by two. Moving on, let...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What St. Louis Rams free agency inactivity means

We are a couple of months into free agency and from the little moves the St. Louis Rams have made thus far in that time period, it looks like most of their moves will be on draft night. The Rams have let go a few of their integral pieces from last season like offensive lineman Shelley Smith, Chris Williams, and released corner Cortland Finnegan. As far as additions, they resigned...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodger Saffold fails physical, will not be sign with Raiders

Well, so much for the Oakland Raiders beefing up that offensive line with two quality players. The first off season signing for the Raiders is a signing that wasn’t. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Rodger Saffold failed his physical and will not be a Raider after all. Saffold failed his physical — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 13, 2014 Will not be signing...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams need to scout these top offensive tackles closely

Now that Rodger Saffold appears to be on his way out of St. Louis, the Rams really need to bolster their offensive line this offseason. One way to do that would be to strongly consider drafting one of the top offensive tackles available in this year’s draft. The Rams own both the no. 2 and no. 13 overall picks, so they should have ample opportunity to land one of these top guys...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor has it Rodger Saffold will not be back with the Rams

St. Louis Rams beat writer Jim Thomas buried an interesting bit of information in his online chat at yesterday. Thomas fielded a question from a user asking what the Rams offensive line might look like next year once Jake Long returns from his knee injury. Thomas’s response: “I can’t really make a guess here other than Jake Long at LT when healthy. Don’t know...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Not Expected To Franchise OL Rodger Saffold

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch mentions that re-signing OL Rodger Saffold. figures to be the Rams top priority this offseason. However, Thomas does not see the Rams using either the franchise tag or the transition tag to prevent him from leaving St. Louis. “It would be extremely surprising to see the Rams place a franchise or transition tag on Saffold as a one-year...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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