Chester Rogers

Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #80
Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #80

Chester Rogers News

Off Indianapolis' practice squad

The Colts cut Rogers from their practice squad Monday, Brad Stainbrook of reports.

Analysis: Rogers has played in just three games this season, exclusively on special teams. The 28-year-old wideout will now have to look for another opportunity with a different team.

Nov 28, 2022 11:47 AM EST

Lands back on practice squad

Rogers reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Rogers was elevated from Cleveland's practice squad for the third time in four weeks, as he once again served as the team's primary return duties with Jerome Ford (ankle) still on IR. The 28-year-old wideout averaged 21.2 yards over five kickoff returns and returned two punts for seven yards, though he did cough up a fumble on his final punt return. Rogers will now require a full spot on the Browns' active roster in order to suit up for the team again this season.

Oct 17, 2022 7:50 PM EST

Muffed return is costly

Rogers returned five kickoffs for 106 yards, two punts for seven yards and muffed a punt return that was recovered by New England in Sunday's 38-15 loss in Week 6.

Analysis: Rogers, elevated from the practice squad for the third time, played only on special teams. His muffed punt came in the fourth quarter after the Browns stopped the Patriots on a three-and-out. At the time, Cleveland was trailing by two scores (nine points) with a little under five minutes remaining. The Browns have rotated bodies as returners and seemed to have settled on Jerome Ford until an ankle injury landed him on injured reserve.

Oct 17, 2022 4:23 AM EST

Elevated to active roster

Rogers has been elevated to the Browns' active roster ahead of their Week 6 matchup with the Patriots, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Along with providing depth at wide receiver, Rogers will be a candidate to return kicks for the Browns. This is the last elevation from the practice squad that he is eligible for this season.

Oct 15, 2022 12:18 PM EST

Back on practice squad Monday

Rogers reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Rogers was elevated from the practice squad for the second time this season in Week 5, playing all eight of his snaps on special teams. The 28-year-old wideout served as the Browns' primary returner on punts and kickoffs with Jerome Ford (ankle) on IR and Demetric Felton (undisclosed) ruled inactive. Rogers has now combined for 75 return yards over two games this season, and he'll be eligible for one more elevation from Cleveland's practice squad this season.

Oct 10, 2022 4:44 PM EST

Handles return chores

Rogers returned three kickoffs for 64 yards and did not generate a punt return in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Chargers in Week 5.

Analysis: The Browns turned to Rogers, elevated from the practice squad, to return both punts and kickoffs Sunday after Jerome Ford was placed on injured reserve. Demetric Felton was inactive, and the team continues to avoid using D'Ernest Johnson as a returner. Rogers was elevated to the active roster for a second time but has yet to play on offense.

Oct 10, 2022 5:57 AM EST

Elevated for Sunday

Rogers is elevated from the Browns' practice squad Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Rogers was elevated from the team's practice squad for Week 3's win over Pittsburgh serving as the Browns' primary punt returner. As he showed consistency in the return game (returned two punts for 11 yards in Week 3,) he might earn a more regular role for the team's special teams unit and will look to build on his snap count for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers.

Oct 8, 2022 9:07 AM EST

Headed back to practice squad

Rogers reverted to the Browns' practice squad on Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Rogers served as Cleveland's primary punt returner in its win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. He didn't play an offensive snap but did tally 11 yards on returns.

Sep 23, 2022 7:19 PM EST

Handles punt returns

Rogers did not play on offense and returned two punts for 11 yards in Thursday's 29-17 win over the Steelers in Week 3.

Analysis: Rogers was promoted from the practice squad and replaced Demetric Felton (inactive) as the primary returner on punts. He's unlikely to make an impact in an offense that runs more than throws.

Sep 23, 2022 6:26 AM EST

Elevated for Week 3

Rogers was elevated to Cleveland's active roster Thursday.

Analysis: Rogers will likely make his season debut Thursday against the Steelers. He's expected to get some opportunities in the return game on special teams, and Brad Stainbrook of the Browns' official site believes the Browns could offer Rogers a permanent spot on the 53-man roster if they like what they see from him Thursday.

Sep 22, 2022 9:37 AM EST

Inks practice-squad deal

The Browns signed Rogers to their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Rogers was set to miss the entire 2022 campaign after being place on IR by the Texans, but he reached an injury settlement at the end of August and appears healthy after inking a new deal. The 28-year-old wideout appeared in 16 games for the Titans last year, catching 30 of 43 targets for 301 yards and one score.

Sep 13, 2022 11:36 AM EST

Reaches injury settlement

The Texans waived Rodgers (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Monday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Rodgers presumably picked up the injury during Friday's preseason win over the Rams and was placed on injured reserve Sunday. However, the 28-year-old wideout is now a free agent, and once healthy, will be allowed to sign with a new team in 2022.

Aug 29, 2022 2:17 PM EST

Goes on IR

Rogers (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Analysis: Rogers injury is not yet known, but he did play in the Texans' preseason win over the Rams on Friday. He was competing for one of the final active roster spots at wide receiver, but he'll now miss the 2022 season.

Aug 21, 2022 12:58 PM EST

Back at practice Tuesday

Rogers (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Adam Wexler of SportsTalk790 reports.

Analysis: Rodgers signed with the Texans following John Metchie's Actue Promyelocytic Leukemia diagnosis, but he was immediately sidelined for two weeks with an ankle issue. Regardless, the sixth-year pro still has time to carve out a depth role in Houston's wideout room during the remainder of training camp.

Aug 16, 2022 8:03 AM EST

Still sitting out

Rogers (ankle) did not practice Sunday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Rogers turned his ankle in his first practice with the Texans on Wednesday, and he's been unable to return to the field since. He signed with the team after a tryout last week, with the expectation of providing depth at wideout after John Metchie's Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia diagnosis.

Aug 7, 2022 8:17 AM EST

Not dressed Friday

Rogers was not on the field for Friday's practice after leaving Wednesday's session, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The reason for Rogers not dressing Friday is not known. The wide receiver signed with Houston early this week and participated in one practice.

Aug 5, 2022 4:35 PM EST

Gets deal with Houston

Rogers signed a one-year deal with the Texans on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Rogers had a tryout with the Texans earlier in the day and impressed enough to earn a deal. Last season with the Titans, Rogers caught 30 of 43 targets for 301 yards and a touchdown in his fifth season in the league.

Aug 2, 2022 7:08 PM EST

Produces little again

Rogers recorded two catches on two targets for four yards in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Rogers recorded multiple receptions for the third time in his last five games. However, he did very little with the opportunity, and he has failed to top 20 yards in four of those same five contests. Even with Julio Jones and A.J. Brown each absent for extended portions of the campaign, Rogers managed only 30 receptions for 301 yards and one touchdown across 17 games on the season. He'll become a free agent at the conclusion of the Titans' postseason run, and he's likely to fill a similar depth role wherever he finds his next opportunity.

Jan 10, 2022 5:36 PM EST

Two short catches

Rogers recorded two receptions on two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over Miami.

Analysis: Rogers finished third among the Titans' wide receiver corps with 20 offensive snaps, working behind both Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and A.J. Brown. Both of his catches came in the third quarter, though his primary contribution continued to come as the Titans' primary punt returner. If Julio Jones (illness) is activated in time for a Week 18 matchup against Houston, Rogers will slip further down the wide receiver depth chart.

Jan 3, 2022 8:11 AM EST

Tallies four receptions

Rogers recorded four receptions on four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Rogers saw a bump in usage due to Julio Jones' (hamstring) early exit, and he managed to record multiple receptions in a game for only the second time in his last nine games. However, snap counts suggest that Rogers remains buried on the depth chart, as he saw less time on the field than both Cody Hollister and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. Rogers is in danger of sliding further down the depth chart if A.J. Brown (chest) is activated from injured reserve in time for the team's Week 16 matchup against the 49ers.

Dec 20, 2021 7:42 AM EST

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