Saffold, 30, had been the Rams’ longest-tenured player following the company selected him in the second round (33rd overall) of their 2010 draft from Indiana.
Saffold also helped spring running Todd Gurley to some second successive 1,000-plus-yard season, as Gurley rushed for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Saffold was third among all guards at ESPN’s Pass Block Win Rate last season (min. 300 blocks), holding his cubes for at least 2.5 minutes 87.4 percentage of the moment, in accordance with NFL nextgen Stats.
In nine seasons, the 6-foot-5,” 323-pound Saffold played every position on the line except center. Within the past two seasons, Saffold started every game at left guard — with the exception of Week 17 at 2017, when coach Sean McVay elected to break starters.
Following his rookie contract, the Rams signed Saffold to some five-year extension worth $31.7 million in 2014.
ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry led to this report.