On Tuesday, offensive lineman Rodger Saffold agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. A little more than 24 hours later, he was back with the St. Louis Rams on a separate five-year contract after failing his physical in Oakland.

In what has been a frantic and often bizarre open to the NFL’s free-agent period, Saffold’s story may take the cake. The Raiders initially handed him $21 million guaranteed, only to bail after a medical check revealed a shoulder issue, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Schefter called the failed physical a “disagreement” — Saffold and his camp arguing that he was healthy; the Raiders obviously pushing back. But the Rams did not hesitate at all to lock Saffold back up once Oakland put the kibosh on its deal.

Saffold has missed a total of 17 games over the past three seasons while dealing with myriad injuries — head, shoulder and knee ailments among them. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie still chased him hard in free agency at the expense of former Oakland tackle Jared Veldheer, who signed with Arizona on Tuesday after McKenzie opted not to use the franchise tag on him earlier.

The failed physical meant that Saffold was a free agent again for the briefest of moments. More importantly for the Raiders, it means that McKenzie has now lost out on his big, early free-agency splash. Oakland added Saffold and RT Austin Howard in hopes of bolstering a line that has underachieved for multiple seasons. Howard remains ticketed for the right side of the line, though 2013 rookie Menelik Watson may now claim left tackle by default, pending another move by McKenzie.