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Buffalo Bills activate Rodger Saffold from NFI list

The Buffalo Bills have activated offensive lineman Rodger Saffold from the non-football injury list. The team announced the transaction on Sunday.

Saffold had been on the NFI list for the entirety of the team’s training camp. On the first day of practices on July 24, the Bills put him on the designation due to a ribs injury he suffered in a car accident prior to camp.

Saffold, 34, signed a one-year deal with the Bills this spring. He is expected to start at left guard for Buffalo once the regular season begins and he gets back on the field.

Pro Football Focus graded Saffold a 68.8 overall mark last season while he was with the Tennessee Titans. However, he was carried by a 76.1 run-blocking mark. His 44.8 pass protection grade was considered very low.

The offensive line has been a position group hit hard by injuries at Buffalo’s training camp. Saffold returning will be a welcomed boost for the bills.

Check out Saffold’s debut on the practice field via WIVB-TV below:

Bills OL Rodger Saffold was activated from the NFI list and has returned to practice

— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) August 7, 2022

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