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Rodger Saffold to IR, Kendricks has Surgery, Justice Cunningham Promoted

Well there goes the most experienced OL on the roster.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's not unexpected news, as there were whispers of Saffold having a torn Labrum in his shoulder after the game at Green Bay, but it doesn't soften the blow much. Saffold was - by far - the most experienced starter along the offensive line and is irreplaceable. Garrett Reynolds will fill in at OG, at least for the Browns game. After that the Rams could look at other (read: younger) options.

Taking Saffold's spot on the roster will be TE Justice Cunningham. When taken out of context, that may seem a bit strange, but apparently TE Lance Kendricks has been playing with a broken finger. So THAT's why his hands have been less reliable this season.

Cunningham's promotion leaves an open spot on the practice squad, which will be filled by recently released RB Trey Watts. With just Todd Gurley gashing defenses, Watts will be more valuable on the PS than he would have been on the active roster.

There will be plenty more to come on these moves over the next few days. Stay Tuned.