Rodger Saffold is available for hire.
The Titans are releasing the Pro Bowl guard, NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reported Thursday. The move saves Tennessee over $10 million in cap space, effectively getting the team under the cap by less than $4 million.
Saffold has played quality football for the vast majority of his career, rising to prominence with the Rams and becoming an important part of their transformation into a legitimate contender in the club’s first years back in Los Angeles. Saffold welcomed a key addition during this time — tackle Andrew Whitworth — and teamed with the veteran to form one of the best guard-tackle tandems in the NFL at the time.
Saffold’s performance earned him a handsome payday in 2019, signing a four-year, $44 million deal with the Titans. He maintained his reliable play through much of his time in Tennessee, matching or exceeding Pro Football Focus grades from previous campaigns with the Rams despite already being on the other side of 30. It wasn’t until 2021 that injury struggles started to show in his performance, but he deserves commendation for finding a way to battle through shoulder discomfort to appear in 15 regular-season games and Tennessee’s postseason contest.