Report: Titans’ Rodger Saffold to be a ‘close call’ for wild-card game

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The status of Tennessee Titans left guard Rodger Saffold is up in the air ahead of the team’s wild-card matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

According to Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky, Saffold, who was listed with an ankle injury on last week’s injury report and exited the Week 17 win over the Houston Texans early with the same issue, will be a “close call” for Tennessee’s playoff game versus Baltimore.

We’ll have to keep an eye on his practice participation during the week, but it’s also possible Saffold doesn’t practice at all and still plays, as he did in Week 15 when he was dealing with a toe injury.

The 32-year-old has been a regular on the injury report this season, but has missed just one game, which coincidentally came in Week 11 against the Ravens.

If Saffold can’t go, the Titans will likely deploy 2020 UDFA, Aaron Brewer, who filled in for the veteran and played 33 snaps upon his exit.

Brewer has been one of the team’s better rookies in limited opportunities in 2020 and played well in relief of Saffold in Week 17, posting the second-highest Pro Football Focus grade (86.1) of any Titans player.

Tennessee and Baltimore will kick off at 12:05 p.m. CT on Sunday.

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