Rams HC Jeff Fisher announced Thursday that they are placing veteran OL Rodger Saffold on season-ending injured reserve, as he’s set to undergo surgery on his injured shoulder, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.
- Adam Caplan of ESPN reported yesterday that Saffold (right shoulder) was not expected to return to the playing field any time soon, if at all this season.
- Caplan added that Saffold’s injury is to the opposite shoulder that was previously surgically repaired.
This is, obviously, concerning for Saffold and the Rams, given that he’s dealing with another shoulder injury. During the offseason, Saffold had an agreement in place with the Raiders before they later failed his physical and the agreement was terminated.
Saffold, 27, is in the second year of his five-year, $31.347 million contract that included $19.5 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $4.25 million (2015), $4.25 million (2016), $4,722,233 (2017), and $5 million (2018) over the remainder of the contract.
This season, Saffold has appeared in five games and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 76 guard out of 79 qualifying players.