9:10pm: The Raiders announced that Saffold failed his physical and will not be joining the team, tweets Scott Bair of CSNCalifornia.
WEDNESDAY, 8:20pm: Saffold will actually earn $15.87MM in guaranteed money, according to OvertheCap.com. The base salaries of the contract are as follows: $7.8MM (2014), $5.6MM (2015), $5.7MM (2016), $7.3MM (2017) and $7.3MM (2018). The 2015 base salary is guaranteed only for injury, but will become fully guaranteed three days after the 2014 Super Bowl.
The tackle will receive a $5MM signing bonus and a $3MM roster bonus.
TUESDAY, 6:49pm: ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan expands on Schefter’s report of Saffold’s contract, noting that the Raiders will pay him $21.5MM in guaranteed money, including $16MM in his first season and $27.65MM over the first three years (via Twitter).
St. Louis reportedly wanted to keep Saffold but the increased salary cap gave other clubs the room to take the offensive lineman away from them. The Dolphins and Redskins were among the clubs with interest in Saffold but the Raiders have appeared to be the frontrunners for some time now.