The St. Louis Rams and former left tackle, now right tackle, Rodger Saffold have had a rocky relationship recently. Like every marriage, everything is peachy until another party gets involved, and that's what happened when the Rams signed left tackle Jake Long in free agency.
When the team signed Long, it was reported that Saffold wanted to be traded. Things have changed since then. Saffold may be unhappy with the move to right tackle, but he will accept it, for now.
According to Jim Thomas from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Saffold will be a good soldier in Jeff Fishers' army. Which mean's he won't hold out and he will do everything that is asked of him, starting next week by attending voluntary workouts. This makes sense because the Rams have all the leverage. If Saffold wants a larger contract, he can't risk losing a year of eligibility for free agency by holding out this season.
But what's interesting is this quote in Thomas' article, leaving open the possibility for a trade.
It’s unclear if Saffold has formally requested a trade from the Rams. But at the very least, Saffold’s representatives have let the Rams know that Saffold wouldn’t be opposed to a trade, according to league sources.
All this news will make the draft even more interesting. What happens if the Rams draft a tackle like D.J. Fluker early, does Saffold move to guard? Or will he be traded? April 25th will be an interesting day for the Rams.