Chester Rogers

Chester Rogers

Wide Receiver #80
Team: Tennessee Titans
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 180 lb.
College:Grambling
Age:27
Born:January 12, 1994
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Chester Rogers: Lands future pact

Rogers signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Rogers fractured his knee toward the end of the 2019 season, ending a four-year stint with the Colts in which he posted a 111-1,221-5 line over 53 games. He failed to make the Dolphins' final roster out of training camp, and he spent nearly all of the season on the Titans' practice squad. With another offseason of rehab, Rogers will aim to capture a depth role with the reigning AFC South champions.

January 11, 2021 2:23 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Secures practice squad deal

Rogers signed with the Titans' practice squad Monday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Rogers spent training camp with the Dolphins but couldn't make the team. With A.J. Brown week-to-week with a knee bruise, Rogers will add depth to the Titans' receiver corps. Last year with the Colts, the 26-year-old receiver hauled in 16 of 28 targets for 179 yards and two scores.

September 21, 2020 1:35 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Can't stick with Dolphins

Miami released Rogers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Dolphins saw fit to release Rogers even though DeVante Parker (undisclosed) has been absent from practice due to a minor injury. The 26-year-old, who had 16 catches for 179 yards across 12 games with the Colts last season, will look for a depth opportunity with another team.

September 1, 2020 4:57 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Signs on with Miami

Rogers agreed to a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Miami was in need of wideout depth after both Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson both recently opted out of the 2020 season, so Rogers' addition should at least help address the absence of Wilson at slot receiver. Rogers, who can also contribute as a return man, spent the past four seasons with the Colts, suiting up in 53 career contests and logging 111 receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. Though Rogers' signing suggests he's healthy again after he fractured his knee in early December, he'll still likely have to beat out either or both of Jakeem Grant and Isaiah Ford to earn a regular spot in the Dolphins' three-receiver formations.

August 9, 2020 6:48 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Headed to IR

The Colts intend to place Rogers (knee) on injured reserve, spelling an end to his season, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Indianapolis may not announce a corresponding roster move for another day or two, but Rogers' impending shutdown implies that the follow-up tests he underwent Monday revealed that he fractured his knee in the Week 13 loss to the Titans. Rogers only contributed 16 receptions for 179 yards and two touchdowns across 28 targets over his 12 games this season, but his absence nonetheless hurts with the Colts already having lost several other pass-catching options to injury. Fortunately for Indianapolis, the potential returns of receivers T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) as soon as Week 14 could help soften the loss of Rogers.

December 2, 2019 9:35 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Season could be done

The knee injury Rogers suffered Sunday against the Titans could end his campaign, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Per the report, the wideout is undergoing further testing Monday to determine the extent of his injury, but it's feared that Rogers suffered a season-ending fracture in his knee during Week 13 action. With Rogers set to miss time, the Colts' already banged-up pass-catching corps is further taxed, though it's possible that T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) could return to action this coming Sunday against the Buccaneers.

December 2, 2019 8:10 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Exits Sunday's game

Rogers was forced out of Sunday's game against the Titans due to a knee injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: With Rogers out of Sunday's game, Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson and Ashton Dulin remain on hand to handle the team's Week 13 wide receiver duties.

December 1, 2019 10:25 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Held to one reception

Rogers caught his only target for 11 yards during Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Rogers once again played a healthy role in Indianapolis' offense, logging 61 percent of snaps, but he wasn't been able to translate that opportunity into notable fantasy production. The 25-year-old also wasn't able to make an impact in the punt return game during Thursday's loss.

November 22, 2019 7:12 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Just one reception Sunday

Rogers had just one reception for 11 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Rogers started again at slot receiver but again played fewer snaps (31) on offense than March Johnson (61). Rogers continues to be the starter in the slot and has had a steady role on the offense, but hasn't seen a boost in production even with multiple injuries to Indy wideouts.

November 18, 2019 12:34 PM EST

Chester Rogers: No receptions Sunday

Rogers did not have a reception and was targeted just once in Sunday's win at Kansas City.

Analysis: Rogers didn't have a catch after three receptions and a touchdown the week before. Zach Pascal (42 snaps on ofense), Rogers (40) and Deon Cain (42) all had similar playing time, but combined for two receptions amid a run-heavy game plan. None of the receivers other than Hilton look like viable options in most formats given how the Colts spread out the few non-Hilton receiver targets.

October 7, 2019 12:29 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Scores in loss

Rogers caught three of six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Oakland.

Analysis: Rogers brought the Colts to within a score late in the fourth quarter, snagging a tumbling, four-yard touchdown near front pylon. Rogers was more active Sunday given the absence of T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps). His value heading into Week 5 against Kansas City likely depends on Hilton's status.

September 29, 2019 4:02 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Three receptions Sunday

Rogers had three receptions on four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Rogers had the most targets among receivers other than T.Y. Hilton as the Colts seek a new No. 2 receiver. Deon Cain was the starter and played the most snaps (32) of the non-Hilton receivers, but had just one target. Zach Pascal played 31 snaps, but didn't have a target. It could be that no receiver emerges as much of a No. 2 option with Funchess hurt as the Colts could just throw more to both tight ends. Still, Rogers has more of a role in the offense after Funchess' injury than expected as it looked like he may have fallen down the depth chart.

September 16, 2019 11:03 AM EST

Chester Rogers: No targets Sunday

Rogers was not targeted in the passing game despite playing 35 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He did have one punt return for five yards.

Analysis: Rogers entered the preseason listed as the No. 3 receiver, but he had a limited role Sunday. Zach Pascal got the start as the third receiver, but played only 23 snaps. Rogers actually played the most snaps of all the receivers other than T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess but Deon Cain (2 receptions) and Paris Campbell (1 reception) were larger factors in the offense. With Funchess out with a shoulder injury, the Colts receiver targets could be in flux. However, it doesn't look like Rogers will automatically step into a larger role.

September 9, 2019 12:16 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Not listed as third receiver

Rogers is listed as the 5th or 6h wide receiver on Indianapolis' first depth chart of the season.

Analysis: Rogers was seen as the No. 3 receiver all during training camp and the preseason, so this listing is a surprise. It may say more than the No. 3 to No. 6 role are in flux more than Rogers has lost the job. However, the No. 3 receiver may not have as much value with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback as the Colts could move to more two-TE sets. Still, Rogers carries more risk heading into Week 1 with this depth chart listing.

September 3, 2019 11:15 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Gets work on special teams

Rogers didn't have a reception or target while playing 11 snaps on offense in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo. He also played seven snaps on special teams and had one punt return for 14 yards.

Analysis: Rogers has maintained his No. 3 WR role despite a strong camp from rookie Paris Campbell. Rogers may not keep the punt return role over Campbell during the regular season. He could also eventually lose the No. 3 WR role to Campbell as well. However, Campbell has missed a week of training camp with a hamstring injury and will need to get healthy to challenge for both jobs for the start of the season.

August 9, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Listed as No. 3 WR

Rogers is listed as the No. 3 wide receiver on Indianapolis' first depth chart of the preseason, ESPN 1070 an Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Rookie Parris Campbell has been impressive in training camp, but Rogers is still the veteran to beat for the job. Campbell has also missed five days of practice with a hamstring injury, so this could also reflect who may realistically play in Thursday's first preseason game.

August 5, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Begins camp in starting offense

Rogers began training camp in Indy's starting offense next to T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess, ESPN 1070 am Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: We wouldn't read too much into this as he'll face serious competition for the third receiver role from youngsters Parris Campbell and Deon Cain, as well as Zach Pascal. Still, he enters camp as the veteran who the younger players nees to take the job from.

July 25, 2019 9:48 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Needs to battle for slot job

Rogers faces serious competition for snaps after the Colts used a second-round pick on Parris Campbell, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Rogers caught 73.6 percent of his targets last season, but he managed just 9.2 yards per catch with a long gain of 34. The lack of explosiveness is notable even for a slot specialist, whereas Campbell can bring 4.31 speed to the same role after scoring 12 touchdowns his senior season at Ohio State. On the other hand, Rogers has a clear advantage in terms of experience and route-running polish, so it won't come as any surprise if he holds down the slot job for another year. Either way, the Indianapolis passing game will continue to run through T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and the tight ends.

April 29, 2019 1:15 PM EST

Chester Rogers: Signs RFA tender

Rogers has signed his restricted free agent tender, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Indianapolis tendered Rogers at the second-round level, paying him $3.1 million for 2019 with the chance to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. He spent 2018 working as the team's top slot receiver and punt returner, catching 53 of 72 targets (73.6 percent) for 485 yards (6.7 per target) and two touchdowns in 16 games. The 25-year-old should face competition for snaps in training camp, but he's still the favorite to handle slot work in three-wide sets. Of course, the Colts likely will use more formations with multiple tight ends in 2019 if both Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle (hip) can stay healthy.

April 15, 2019 6:32 AM EST

Chester Rogers: Likely to be tendered

The Colts are slated to extend a tender to Rogers, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A restricted free agent, Rogers served as the veritable No. 2 wide receiver behind T.Y. Hilton last season. While he averaged just 9.2 YPC and 6.7 YPT and scored just two touchdowns, Rogers hauled in 53 of his 72 targets, which was good for a 73.6 percent catch rate. Assuming he sticks with the Colts, he'll have additional competition at the position in the form of Devin Funchess, who is expected to become Rogers' teammate once the new league year begins Wednesday.

March 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

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