Nick Foles understands how important Rodger Saffold is to the offensive line.

Consider this: Saffold has started a combined 60 games over the last five seasons in St. Louis.

The other pieces along the offensive line that are expected to start include Greg Robinson and two rookies in Rob Havenstein and Jamon Brown. Robinson has started two career games.

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In the three-way competition for the center spot between Demetrius Rhaney, Tim Barnes and Barrett Jones, the trio has combined for 14 starts.

Saffold is clearly the veteran of the group, even though he's just 27 years of age.

"The guy has been in the NFL," Nick Foles said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He's played at an extremely high level and he's got a lot of wisdom. He's a very talented player. So to get him healthy, that helps us out a lot."

(h/t St. Louis Post-Dispatch)