Rams Do Not Expect To Keep Rodger Saffold

Rodger Saffold said multiple times he would like to return to the Rams, but that is now looking increasingly unlikely.

The veteran guard may be on his way to another team, with Rams GM Les Snead expecting him to receive an offer they will not be able to match, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

A 2010 St. Louis Rams second-round pick, Saffold has played his entire career with this franchise. But this is not a particularly strong guard market, and even as he enters his age-31 season, Saffold figures to command plenty of attention this week.

The Jets looked into Saffold before trading for Kelechi Osemele, so news about the longtime Rams blocker’s suitors should emerge soon. Saffold has started 111 games for the Rams since his rookie season. He signed his second contract to stay with then-St. Louis and continued to be an anchor for Sean McVay‘s offenses.

Los Angeles retained Dante Fowler but allowed Lamarcus Joyner to defect to the Raiders. The Rams’ slew of high-end contracts will force tough choices, and it appears Saffold will be a player the team will let walk — barring his market unexpectedly cratering.

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