Rodger Saffold placed on IR

Updated: November 20, 2011, 9:51 PM ET news services

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold has been placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.

Rookie Kevin Hughes was promoted from the practice squad.

Both starting tackles were out for Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with Jason Smith sidelined a fourth game by a concussion.

Saffold was a second round draft pick last year and was immediately plugged into the lineup at left tackle.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.