NASHVILLE – Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has a new bodyguard, and he’s a big man.
His name is Rodger Saffold, a 6-foot-5, 323-pound offensive lineman who spent his first nine NFL seasons with the Rams.
On Thursday, the Titans officially agreed to terms with Saffold, who is expected to play guard with the Titans.
He'll be introduced at a press conference today.
The 30-year-old Saffold, a second-round pick by the Rams in 2010, was second-team All-Pro in 2017. He has started 46 of 48 games since the 2016 season.
According to Pro Football Focus, Saffold had the fifth-highest grade of the 131 offensive guards evaluated for run blocking in 2018.
Saffold, who turns 31 in June, became the longest-tenured player on the Rams, and he played in the Super Bowl last month.
In his career, the versatile Saffold has played in 114 games with 111 starts, with appearances at both guard positions and tackle. He played collegiately at Indiana.
TitansOnline.com looks back at the career of veteran guard Rodger Saffold, who signed with the Titans as an unrestricted free agent. (AP Photos)