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Bills sign Rodger Saffold

The Buffalo Bills have signed Pro Bowl guard Rodger Saffold to a one-year deal. Here is what you need to know about the newest Bill.

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Rodger Saffold

The Buffalo Bills have signed Pro Bowl guard Rodger Saffold to a one-year deal. This signing comes on the heels of this morning’s release of offensive lineman Daryl Williams. 

Saffold, a second-round pick out of Indiana in 2010, was a long-time member and anchor for the St.Louis/Los Angeles Rams. He blocked for running backs such as Steven Jackson and Todd Gurley. In 2013, Saffold switched from tackle to guard and flourished, being named as an All-Pro in 2017 and starting in the Super Bowl in 2018. 

Prior to the 2019 season, despite being linked to the Bills, Saffold signed a four-year $44 million deal with the Tennessee Titans. While in Tennessee, Saffold blocked for Derrick Henry, helping him take home the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year Award after rushing for over 2000 yards. He was also Pro Bowler this past season for the first time in his twelve-year career after helping the Titans to an 11-5 season. 

Saffold was quickly linked to the Bills after being released by the Titans on March 10. He will likely serve as the starting left guard, a position vacated by the release of Jon Feliciano.

Sal Capaccio 🏈 on Twitter: “Saffold says right now he and the Bills have talked about plugging him in at left guard, but will be ready to play wherever they need him. / Twitter”

Saffold says right now he and the Bills have talked about plugging him in at left guard, but will be ready to play wherever they need him.

What drew Saffold to Buffalo was their hiring of his former offensive line coach Aaron Kromer:

Matt Parrino on Twitter: “Rodger Saffold said he was able to talk to Aaron Kromer right after he was released by the Titans. He said that relationship and the opportunity to play for a championship were reasons he wanted to come to Buffalo. / Twitter”

Rodger Saffold said he was able to talk to Aaron Kromer right after he was released by the Titans. He said that relationship and the opportunity to play for a championship were reasons he wanted to come to Buffalo.

Although the exact terms of Saffold’s deal with Buffalo have yet to be revealed, the contract is said to be for one year.

This signing kicks off what will hopefully be a busy offseason for Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott. Saffold is a great veteran addition who will serve as a placeholder and add some serious strength to the front five for next season and maybe beyond. 

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