Nov. 25, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold (76) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders free agency rumors: Oakland expected to sign Rodger Saffold


It appears that the market for offensive tackle Rodger Saffold is heating up and he could be signed quickly after the free agent market officially opens on Tuesday afternoon.

Teams are free to negotiate leading up to Tuesday, and the Oakland Raiders are reportedly making progress with Saffold.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the Raiders are expected to sign Saffold “for roughly $8 million per year.” That means that the team has likely come to terms with the idea that free agent offensive tackle Jared Veldheer will be leaving.

Veldheer is believed to be leaning towards the Arizona Cardinals.

As for Saffold, he is capable of playing both offensive tackle and guard, so his versatile could be a huge plus to the Raiders who desperately need as much talent as possible.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the NFL Free Agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.

Tags: NFL NFL Rumors Oakland Raiders Rodger Saffold

  • bizzyB

    Wow this is a joke, wonder how much is jv asking for 10/11 mill ??!!

    • DelRoy Waters

      Reggie Mckenzie is way too cheap

      • Joe Parra

        That is exactly what we need to do sign multiple solid veteran players to low deals, that way we can fill more needs. Have faith Raider Nation!

      • Don

        Over paying like Mr.Davis got us I’m this mess

        • DelRoy Waters

          I’m not saying you have to overpay but when you need to spend money to gain money. He’s too cheap. Better players better record, more tickets, more money. Picking up what I’m putting down.

      • erik

        Reggie is the man hes gonna make it happen

  • Tony

    We would all love to keep veldheer but he is obviously wanting paid top dollar… Makes sense to bring in younger more versatile guy, play saffold at LT this year, then get your long term answer next year or year after through the draft, kick saffold inside and then we have a dominant line for the next 5 plus years! Trust Reggie, he’s learnt from the best and knows alot more than me or you! Bring on the future!

  • Raider Grant

    Still hope Veldheer gets ink’d! Makes you wonder if McKenzie showed more urgency the Veldheer deal wouldn’t already have been done??? Go Raiders

  • Glenn

    Losing Jared will hurt. Being patient sucks. Not being the GM and knowing what he knows is frustrating but we have waited this long. What’s a few more days? Bring on the draft!

  • ThrashRaiders

    Veldheer is signing with the Cardinals for less than we are paying Saffold WTF

    • Bryce Villalobos

      how do you know that? where are these numbers coming from? these reports have been wrong before

      • ThrashRaiders

        The reports were confirmed yesterday. Mind-blowing. Veldheer signed for nearly $10 mil less in Arizona. Guaranteed Saffold almost Veldheer’s whole contract. Im willing to bet a paycheck Saffold gets released before his contract is done.

        • ThrashRaiders

          excuse me my prediction was off on the long side, deal voided before it could even start smh

  • ThrashRaiders

    Saffold is also not younger than Veldheer they have the same tenure in the league, Veldheer is the better player, and we’re paying Saffold more. Makes sense in no logical way if we’re gonna pay 8 mil for a mediocre player why not pay 10 mil for a top 10 player at his position. Cant blame this one on the owner RIP Al Davis

    • Bryce Villalobos

      10 million…where are you getting that number? and for that matter where are they getting the 8 million number from? the news has been wrong before

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Why can’t we keep both? We need the depth!

  • 757Raiderfan

    Its extremely hard to keep the faith especially after reading veldheer may walk. But be patient raider nation after all this time of deconstruction let’s see what he can do. If he blows it I’ll be the first to say RM sucks

  • razkaz187

    No excuse losing JV

  • Joey Chic

    I’m not understanding wtf Reggie is doing. To sign a guy for about the same money who’s average at best is crazy. I’m hoping we finally find our qb via draft or FA but how good will he be laying on the turf. Sign JV. Houston too. We have zero pass rushers as it is

  • sactown

    looks like reggie dont want al’s players