Saffold Gaining Interest From Other Teams

Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold (76) on the field before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: NFL Free Agency, St. Louis Rams

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  • Gary Stewart

    blaine, this is a bit obscure but do you think the team, the management or more importantly the fans will blame bradford and his contract if the rams lose roger?

    • Blaine Grisak

      Idk if the fans will necessarily blame Bradford. If Saffold gets away it will be because the Rams want to pay him like a guard, and Saffold wants to be payed like a premier left tackle and thats not his role with the Rams. Bradford’s contract does limit what the Rams can do, don’t get me wrong, I wrote a story about it. The Bradford haters will obviously blame Bradford, but I don’t see it like that. If the Rams want Saffold they will make the moves to do so whether it be release some guys to free up cap space or what not. They will not however make a non-football decision as Snead would say, and get desperate. If Snead feels like they can replace Saffold then they will let him walk and find somebody else, but they won’t overpay him.

      • Gary Stewart

        we agree on most everything here i disagree to a point in that it might be wise to overpay him (not vastly overpay but ok to overpay slightly) my point is the extra money paid to keep saffold affords the rams the equivalent of an extra draft pick which will be paid less and fill an extra hole that needs filling. for instance being able to take a mack or a watkins instead of a matthews or robinson. or as in one of my double trade scenarios we resign saffold and trade down to 4 and up to 5 and take watkins and mack thats a dream although it would cost us haha dix