Tennessee Titans left guard Rodger Saffold exited the Week 17 contest against the Houston Texans early with an ankle injury, but it appears that won’t stop him from suiting up this Sunday.
When asked if he would play in the wild-card game against the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Saffold said “absolutely” according to Terry McCormick of Titan Insider:
“Absolutely, this is the playoffs. There’s no guarantees. You’ve got to fight for everything,” Saffold said. “I mean, there’s no way I would sit out and opportunity like that.”
Saffold, who was listed with an ankle injury on the Week 14 injury report and has been dealing with a toe ailment the last few weeks, described the issue as a “hiccup” and said “as long as I can get out on the field and produce without hurting the team, then I’m going to take my risk out there.”
Earlier in the week, Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky reported that Saffold would be a “close call” for the playoff contest, so these quotes from the veteran are certainly good news.
Should Saffold be unable to go or is forced from the game early again, the Titans will deploy 2020 UDFA Aaron Brewer in his place. The rookie was effective in relief of Saffold last week, posting the second-highest Pro Football Focus grade among all Titans players.