Los Angeles Rams need to part ways with Rodger Saffold


The Los Angeles Rams are going to busy in the next couple months with the NFL Draft, Free Agency and of course the move back to LA. With the To Do List filled up to the maximum for the Rams, they need to start with solving their offensive problem. This problem would be the quarterback situation, and help on the offensive line, but should the Rams keep their current line or part ways with a couple of players?

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One player the Rams should take a hard look at is offensive lineman Rodger Saffold. Last season the Rams allowed the lowest number of sacks in the NFL with their hard-working young guns, but Saffold really was not apart of it. He missed 11 games in 2015 with yet another shoulder injury that required shoulder surgery that kept him out the rest of the season.

In his six seasons with the Rams, he has yet to find a healthy and better performance season. It has been a hit and miss for the 2nd round pick in the 2010 Draft, to produce any type of good performance because of injuries. Saffold has only played two full seasons with the Rams where he did not get hurt, but after the 2014 season where he played 16 games, he had surgery on his left shoulder after that.

Rodger Saffold practically has two new shoulders with these surgery’s now. Looking at Saffold’s contract, he is signed through the 2018 season with a 2016 cap hit of $5.875 million. His base salary will also become all guaranteed once it’s the third day of the league year. The risk is very high for a player like Saffold to try to remain on the field with so many injuries.

I had the opportunity to interview Rodger Saffold about two months ago, and I did ask him about the future and his injuries. I asked him 2016 is here, do you have any new year resolutions or goals for the upcoming season? Here’s what he had to say.

"One of my biggest goals that I’m going to try to achieve is I’m going to be the comeback player of the NFL. I’m going to put the work in, and I’m excited and ready to get back on that field. I’m hungry to get a taste of the playoffs next season and I’m hoping I can be apart of it. I want to be that comeback player next season.“"

Yes given another offensive tackle Greg Robinson has been struggling as well, The rookies have stepped up. Offensive lineman Rob Havenstein was the only OT to play 12 + games and not allow a sack. Maybe Saffold and Robinson should take some lessons from the young one.

If Rodger Saffold was let go, the Rams would have more cap space and could potential bring back both cornerbacks that they desperately need. Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson would be a better option then bringing back one and keeping the risking Rodger Saffold.

A lot will be happening in the next couple of months. What do you think Rams fans? Keep or let go Offensive Lineman Rodger Saffold?