It isn’t uncommon for agents of players set to hi the open market and general managers to begin talking at the combine just to get a feel of how much a player is going to be worth.
According to a report by Tony Pauline, a draft insider, that is the case with Rams tackle Rodger Saffold.
I’m told a significant number of teams have expressed interest in Rodger Saffold and will pounce at the opportunity to sign the offensive tackle if he does not renew with the St Louis Rams.
The Rams have said that it is a priority to re-sign Saffold as he has been one of their best, most consistent offensive tackles in his time in St. Louis. That has made him an attractive player for other tams in the free agent market, not to mention he comes cheaper than some of the top left tackles.
Many teams like to wait and see how much other teams value their guys on the free agent market before re-signing them. If the Rams do that with Saffold, he may just get snatched up by another team.
Free agency is less than three weeks away, so there is still some time to get a contract done. If the Rams don’t get something done soon, it may never happen, and Saffold may be on his way out of St. Louis.