Monday, August 16, 2010

Saffold to Undergo X-Rays, Westbrook Signs with the 49ers

Rookie Offensive Tackle Roger Saffold (33rd overall pick 2010, Indiana) will undergo x-rays on his back; according to head coach Steve Spagnuolo. The team will wait for the results before determining his status. This could potentially be a disaster for the Rams, as Saffold has been one of the few bright spots on an already damaged o-line.

Meanwhile, veteran RB Brian Westbrook has signed with the San Francisco 49ers. This seams like a good fit for Westbrook, given the 49ers back-up RB Glen Coffee retired this past week after just one full season in the NFL. Westbrook seems to be an ideal replacement.

The Rams have been interested in Westbrook for a while, but it seems as though Westbrook was avoiding the Rams at all costs. It is very possible that the Rams' poor o-line performance on Saturday had an impact on his decision. Either way, he was clearly waiting until a better team opened a spot at RB. This leaves the Rams' options for a #2 RB very limited. They will likely have to wait until teams are required to cut their rosters down to 53 players in late August; there probably won't be a decent option until then.

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