Report: Rodger Saffold planning to depart St. Louis in free agency


One of the top offensive linemen in free agency is reportedly set to change teams.

Alan Herman, the agent for Rams offensive tackle/guard Rodger Saffold, has told the team his client will likely be departing St. Louis, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday.

The Rams’ second-round pick in 2010, the 25-year-old Saffold has started 44 games in four NFL seasons. He has made starts at both tackle spots, and he has also played guard. His ability to play tackle and his relative youth are among his primary assets in free agency.

According to the Post-Dispatch, Herman did not indicate where Saffold could be headed, though the paper reported Oakland and Tampa Bay were speculated to have interest.

Saffold is ranked No. 25 in PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.