Titans expressing interest in OL Rodger Saffold

SaffoldNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In need of help on the interior offensive line, where left guard Quinton Spain is about to become a free agent, overpaid right guard Josh Kline struggled and Ben Jones was hardly a rock in 2017, the Titans have made inquiries about veteran guard Rodger Saffold.

Saffold has played nine seasons for the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams since the franchise drafted him with the first pick of the second round, 33rd overall, in 2010 out of Indiana.

He was a second-team All-Pro last year as part of the NFC champs. [Unlocked]

He has played in 114 games, starting 111. He was a left tackle for the bulk of his first three seasons, then started moving around and settled in as a guard for the last five. He started at left guard for the last three years.

Saffold will turn 31 in June and measures in at 6-foot-5, 323 pounds.

It's unclear how heavily the Titans will pursue him or what other teams are involved.

It's an encouraging sign that they are looking at a veteran free agent, acknowledging they need help on the inside. The draft is regarded as strong on the offensive line, but Tennessee is going to need at least one day-one starter.

Per Spotrac, Saffold's expiring contract was a five-year, $31.347 million deal that including a $5 million signing bonus, $19.5 in total guarantees and an average annual salary of $6,3 million.

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