One day after learning that Rodger Saffold will not be returning to St. Louis, the Rams cut ties with another offensive lineman Tuesday, releasing veteran right guard Harvey Dahl.

The move was expected. Dahl was due a $500,000 roster bonus later this week, and was scheduled to make $3.5 million in base salary in 2014. This would've been the last year of a four-year, $16 million deal Dahl signed with the Rams in 2011 as a free agent from the Atlanta Falcon.

The $4 million in salary cap savings means the Rams will enter the free agency period approximately $15 million under the cap.

Dahl, who turns 33 in June, started 39 games in three seasons with the Rams. He was an enforcer on the line, taking great pride in protecting the quarterback. He missed the final two games of 2012 with a biceps injury, and missed seven games in 2013 after suffering a knee injury in the Rams' Monday night game against Seattle last Oct. 28.