Rodger Saffold will undergo season-ending surgery on shoulder and has been placed on IR, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters, including Myles Simmons of StLouisRams.com (on Twitter). Saffold will undergo surgery on his right labrum, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The guard’s left labrum was repaired in January.
The Raiders and Saffold made headlines in 2014 when an agreement between the two sides was torn up over a failed physical. The botched deal wasn’t great PR for the Raiders, but it would appear that time has validated their decision. Soon after that, the Rams and Saffold inked a five-year deal worth $31.7MM overall, including $19.5MM guaranteed. Saffold lost $10MM in potential value over the Raiders’ decision but he more or less matched the guarantee.
Saffold, 27, started all 16 games for the Rams in 2014 and made all five possible starts for St. Louis this year.