Posted August 08, 2013

Rams lineman Rodger Saffold exits preseason game with shoulder injury

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Rodger Saffold (No. 76) is making the move from left to right tackle this season. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Rodger Saffold (No. 76) is making the move from left to right tackle this season. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Rams right tackle Rodger Saffold suffered a left shoulder injury in the team’s preseason game Thursday night at Cleveland and is doubtful to return, the team announced on Twitter.

Head coach Jeff Fisher said Saffold’s x-rays came back negative.

Saffold is making the move from left to right tackle after the team’s offseason acquisition of Jake Long. Saffold was expected to play more than the regular starters in the preseason, to grow more comfortable with the position change, but was injured on the second offensive play of the game. As a rookie in 2010 he started all 16 games but only played in nine contests in 2011 and 10 in 2012 ¬†because of injuries.

A second-round pick out of Indiana, Saffold is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
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4 comments
DonTesoro
DonTesoro

Also in the news: QB Philip Rivers injured his kicking leg when the Denver Bronco's played the Miami Dolphins in Houston last night.

bhall3387
bhall3387

This is a very impressive feat, considering the Redskins played the Titans last night.

EricWelsh
EricWelsh

Just proof that all mainstream media hates Cleveland sports.


Michael39
Michael39

Why are the Rams playing the Redskins (picture and headline link) in Cleveland?