Raiders sign Rodger Saffold, $21 million guaranteed

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The Raiders have tens of millions of dollars in salary cap space available, and within minutes of the start of free agency they had started spending.

Former Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold has reached an agreement with the Raiders. According to Adam Schefter ‏of ESPN, it’s a five-year, $42.5 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed.

Saffold was No. 25 in our Free Agent Hot 100.

38 responses to “Raiders sign Rodger Saffold, $21 million guaranteed

  1. Lmao!! All that for this china plate? This guys as fragile as humpty dumpty falling off the wall! Guess the raiders had to get to the cap minimum somehow. This guy will be in the trainers room by week 2.

  2. Saffold isn’t even good and anyone who’s ever watched a Rams game already knows that.

  3. Veldheer got $35M, Saffold $42.5M. It makes sense. Veldheer is longer, stronger and superior to Saffold in every way. Way to go Reggie.

  4. let me get this right…Reggie is paying this guy more than what the Dolphins paid Branden Albert, the Cards paid Velhdeer, and possibly even more than what Eugene Monroe might get….time well tell, but right now i am scratching my head

  5. Yep…just don’t get this one. As I said before, Reggie is already overpaying for marginal players and he’s paying this guy $7.5 million more than JV got from the Cardinals…and $21 million guaranteed? I need an explanation…

  6. Everyone screaming this guy not as good as Veldheer. Well, How can anyone know. Veldheer played in 5 whole games last year. At least the Rams got 12 games out of Saffold.

  7. They plan to use him at guard..Really Oakland?And resigning the dorito chipped McFragile.SWING and a miss yet again Reggie

  8. So tell me this, how many games did Veldheer miss this past year? Yeah, that’s right…you can’t count them on one hand…


  9. As a Rams fan I dont understand it. He is “servicable” as a tackle but far better suited as a guard. And you think Veldheer was injury prone you haven’t seen nothing yet.Way too much money for this guy!

  10. The Rams signed Jake Long because Saffold was terrible on the left side. Then they moved him to guard because he was terrible at right tackle.

    Now, in all things faider, Big Reg signs him to elite LT money!

    There’s a reason you’re the worst franchise in the NFL, and will remain so for years to come.

  11. 42.5 MILLION, THIS IS INSANE!!!!???????!!!! SAFFOLD HAS MISSED 42.5 GAMES. I’ve been a rams season ticket holder for almost 10 years. Don’t get me wrong I’m no Saffold hater, he is a great talent, versatile, can play just about every position on the line except center. When he is playing he is solid. BUT HE IS ALWAYS HURT!!!! I honestly think he has kitty cat between his legs. He bout as soft as those pillows in a 5 star hotel! 21 mil guaranteed to a player with knees made of ginger bread will yet put the Raiders in salary cap hell for the years to come. This dude has Greg Oden knees. If Rams woulda offered him 42.5 mil it woulda been $500k guaranteed with a $10,000 Panda Express gift card. What a foolish franchise, finally in a good spot cap wise and you go eff it up on Saffold. #AlDavisYetLives #Idiots

  12. Why do i have to be a Raiders fan 😦

    I think the league should seriously consider taking over this team until they find someone who they think can successfully run it

  13. well i guess we are going with Matthews/Robinson at LT, Saffold LG, Wiz at OC, Barnes RG, and Watson at RT……not to shabby…much improved

  14. Oh my god. Shut up with the I can be a better gm crap. Obviously reg is a gm for a reason. It’s the first day my god. Lot more moves ahead. You don’t win championship thru free agency. You supplement your team. Basically this is a three year deal. If doesn’t produce, he’ll be gone. The guys who didn’t stay wanted to leave. Period. Reg can only do so much.

  15. Draft Jake Matthews and sign Josh Freeman . When the Raiders were great their offensive line was great. Freeman is a prototype Raider QB who can throw the bomb. Move T Pryor to WR.

  16. Valdeer has been hurt lately he only played 4 games last season …and he still wasnt that healthy…i think bringing in Howard at right tackle also was a huge upgrade Saffold and Howard added on the OL as we lose Valdeer…so far so good

  17. Cardinal fans be prepared for Valdeer to get hurt in OTAs or mini camp or anything b4 the season starts trust me if you think Saffold was bad wait til you see Valdeer as hes hurt hes still complaining about something

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