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It's Official Saffold's Season is Done Ir'd.

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by DR RAM, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. DR RAM Rams Lifer

    Aug 7, 2010
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    Saffold placed on IR, needs surgery

    A disappointing season for left tackle Rodger Saffold has come to an early finish.

    Saffold, a second-round draft pick from Indiana University in 2010, was placed on the injured reserve list Saturday by the Rams. He will undergo surgery for a torn pectoral muscle suffered while lifting weights Friday and is done for the season.

    Saffold becomes the 10th player on the Rams' current injured reserve list. (Five additional players, all cornerbacks, had been on the IR earlier this season but either reached an injury settlement with the team or were waived once they became healthy.)

    Saffold was one of the surprises of the entire 2010 draft with his play last season for the Rams. But he struggled with pass protection this season, although he has played better lately. Mark LeVoir, who was signed Oct. 26, starts in Saffold's place Sunday against Seattle.

    The Rams' starting offensive line against the Seahawks will feature only two opening day starters _ guards Jacob Bell and Harvey Dahl. Center Jason Brown was replaced in the starting lineup by Tony Wragge last week against Cleveland, and Wragge will start again against Seattle. At right tackle, Adam Goldberg makes his fourth consecutive start in place of Jason Smith, who continues to be sidelined with a concussion.

    Tackle/guard Kevin Hughes was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday to fill Saffold's roster spot. Hughes, a rookie from Southeast Louisiana, started 35 consecutive games in college including 22 at left tackle. Hughes was one of two dozen undrafted rookies signed by the Rams after the lockout ended in late July.
  2. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

    Oct 27, 2010
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    If there ever was a time when the run sets up the pass, it is now.