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Rams guard Saffold out for season with shoulder injury

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Rodger Saffold #76 of the St. Louis Rams protects against the New York Giants at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Rodger Saffold #76 of the St. Louis Rams protects against the New York Giants at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams guard Rodger Saffold will require season-ending surgery for a right shoulder injury

Saffold was the most experienced player on the offensive line, which has two rookie starters. He was a second-round pick in 2010 and underwent surgery on his left shoulder last year.

Coach Jeff Fisher said Saffold received a second opinion on his latest injury and doctors agreed surgery was necessary.

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