Rams will certainly miss having Rodger Saffold as part of offensive line

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Rodger Saffold will officially be moving on from the Los Angeles Rams after finding a new home with the Tennessee Titans.

Towards the end of February, reports emerged that Rodger Saffold was most likely done with the Los Angeles Rams after nine seasons, mainly because his asking price would be too expensive for the NFC champions to keep around.

Once the offseason officially got underway for the Rams following their tough loss in Super Bowl 53 to the New England Patriots, whether Saffold would return to the team for another season was one of the biggest questions.

After looking at the impact made to help turn the offensive line around over the last two seasons under Sean McVay, the argument can be made that Los Angeles never would have seen as much success if it wasn’t for the presence of Saffold.

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Deep down, the Rams seemed to know that it would only be a matter of time before Saffold found a new home for the 2019 season, and with the official start of the new league year scheduled to take place on Wednesday, it looks like the veteran has already found a new team.

Without question, the Tennessee Titans are getting an unbelievable player in Saffold, and Rams fans should feel nothing but happiness towards their former offensive lineman since this kind of contract was going to be way out of the team’s reach anyway.

When looking at how great of a job Saffold has done over the last two seasons providing Jared Goff with the necessary protection along with helping open up holes for Todd Gurley, the Titans hope to see similar results with their offense.

For a quarterback who has struggled to remain healthy for most of his career, Tennessee deserves a ton of credit for signing Saffold since Marcus Mariota will feel a lot more comfortable under center while making sure the Titans return to the level of playoff contender.

Now that Saffold is officially out of the picture, the main focus for the Rams shifts to seeing who becomes his replacement in the starting lineup on the offensive line.

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It may be difficult for Los Angeles to find someone on the level of Saffold, but the good news is the team most likely already has a few strong candidates in mind, whether they happen to currently be on the roster or will simply be available once free agency begins.