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NFL Free Agency: OL Rodger Saffold will test the open market


It looks like the door has been opened for St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold to test the open market. The two sides are still talking but it is clear they won’t get a deal done before for free agency.

“Rodger definitely will be out in the free-agent market,” Saffold’s agent Alan Herman told the  St Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rams executive vice president Kevin Demoff said talks have been good but thinks he is curious to see what offers are out there.

“I’m always a believer that at this point it’s more likely than not that a player gets to free agency once they’ve come this far,” Demoff said. “They want to peek behind the curtain.

“My hope is that’s not case. But Rodger has good representatives. They do a good job. We have a good relationship with them. If there’s a deal that comes together, I know we’ll figure it out.

“If there’s not, then he’ll go to free agency and by no means is that the end of this conversation. Hopefully, once it’s there we’ll have an opportunity to figure it out and keep him as a Ram.”

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  • Rick Talley

    Say goodbye, and move on, the Rams have a lot of ways they can go, between free agents and the draft. I would liked to have kept him, but at a reasonable price. Going to FA almost ensures someone will overpay for his services. If we are going to overpay for someone, like TJ Wells, it will more than compensate for Saffolds loss.

    • ricdram

      I agree with you RT. I’m Leary that RS is injury prone.Let him go. We will be ok.