Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers

Tight End #82
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 257 lb.
College:California
Age:28
Born:January 22, 1992
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 3 (98)
Draft Team:GB

Richard Rodgers: Lands in Washington

Rodgers signed a contract with the Redskins on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Rodgers was added to the roster by the Eagles in Week 16 of last season, and he played two games in 2019, logging eight total offensive snaps. With the absence of Jordan Reed in Washington, there seems to be no clear No. 1 option at tight end heading into 2020. Rodgers will likely battle Jeremy Sprinkle and Logan Thomas for snaps next campaign.

March 24, 2020 4:26 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Gets action at end of 2019

Rodgers played eight offensive snaps over two games, including the postseason loss to the Seahawks, in 2019.

Analysis: Rodgers started the season on IR due to a foot injury, but he was waived with an injury settlement in September to become a free agent. The 28-year-old tight end re-joined the team in December with Zach Ertz dealing with a rib injury, but Rodgers was used mainly in a run-blocking role. He'll be an unrestricted free agent in March, and if he sticks with the Eagles, a similar reserve role is expected in 2020.

January 22, 2020 10:29 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Joins Eagles

Rodgers signed with Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Analysis: With Zach Ertz fracturing a rib in Week 16, the team was in need of depth behind Dallas Goedert and Joshua Perkins at tight end. Rodgers was waived by the team with an injury settlement earlier this season and has yet to see NFL action in 2019.

December 24, 2019 11:24 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Hits waivers with settlement

The Eagles waived Rodgers (foot) with an injury settlement Wednesday.

Analysis: Rodgers wasn't able to stay healthy through the preseason, and he wasn't expected to have a major role in the offense anyway with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert around. If he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign with any team once healthy.

September 11, 2019 1:47 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Lands on IR

The Eagles placed Rodgers (foot) on injured reserve Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Rodgers suffered the injury during joint practices with the Ravens on Aug. 19. Regardless of his health, it seemed unlikely that the former Packer was going to see much playing time anyway, what with Dallas Goedert (calf) and fantasy stud Zach Ertz listed ahead of him on the depth chart. Rodgers won't count against the Eagles' roster limit, allowing them a little flexibility as the deadline for roster cuts draws closer.

August 30, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Out with foot injury

Rodgers is expected to be sidelined multiple weeks with a foot injury, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Rodgers sustained the injury during Monday's joint practice with the Ravens and left the sideline via a cart. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but a multi-week timetable at this point in the preseason put him in doubt for Week 1.

August 22, 2019 8:14 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Receives medical testing

Rodgers (lower leg) is undergoing more tests Tuesday, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Rodgers suffered an apparent lower left leg injury during Monday's practice, the severity of which caused him to be carted off the field. It remains to be seen whether the No. 3 tight end will miss significant time due to injury.

August 20, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Nursing lower leg injury

Rodgers suffered a lower left leg injury Monday, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Rodgers was carted off the field during Monday's practice after having missed the previous two weeks due to a foot issue. The severity of Rodgers' injury remains unknown at this time. If Rodgers were to miss significant time, it would allow Joshua Perkins, Will Tye and Alex Ellis to compete for the No. 3 tight end role.

August 19, 2019 4:18 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Leaves practice on cart

Rodgers was carted off the practice field Monday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Rodgers' injury remain undisclosed at this time. The veteran tight end missed time due to a foot injury previously in training camp, and it remains to be seen whether his current injury is related. If Rodgers were to miss significant time, Joshua Perkins, Will Tye and Alex Ellis would compete for the No. 3 role behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert (calf).

August 19, 2019 2:26 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Absent Saturday

Rodgers was absent at Saturday's practice due to a foot injury, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Rodgers evidently picked up the injury earlier this week, as there was no indication the veteran tight end was hurt prior to Saturday. Considering the team listed Rodgers as "day-to-day" in their pre-practice injury report, it's fair to suggest the 27-year-old isn't expected to miss much time.

August 3, 2019 7:50 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Staying with Eagles

Rodgers signed a two-year contract with the Eagles on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Eagles have been among the league leaders in using two- and three-tight end packages under head coach Doug Pederson, so the third tight end on the roster is more important than usual in Philadephia than other places. Rodgers' return to the Eagles could therefore be of importance in fantasy should something happen to Zach Ertz or Dallas Goedert in 2019.

March 28, 2019 1:19 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Finishes season with just one catch

Rodgers ended the 2018 season having caught his lone target for seven yards in seven games.

Analysis: At least he can say he had a perfect completion percentage on the year. Rodgers was expected to at least battle rookie Dallas Goedert for the right to be Zach Ertz's backup, but he ended up missing half the season due to a knee injury suffered in a preseason game. By the time the 26-year-old returned, Goedert had firmly entrenched himself behind Ertz, and Rodgers would never play more than 13 snaps in a game. He'll now try his luck with free agency.

January 16, 2019 8:42 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Activated from injured reserve

The Eagles activated Rodgers (knee) from injured reserve Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Rodgers will return to action for the first time since suffering a knee injury during an Aug. 16 preseason tilt against the Patriots. The five-year pro has been activated to the 53-man roster after being cleared to practice earlier this week, and fellow tight end Joshua Perkins (knee) has been placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Rodgers will serve as the Eagles' No. 3 tight end behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert going forward.

November 16, 2018 1:51 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Could be available in Week 11

Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Rodgers (knee), who was cleared to practice a day earlier, could be reinstated from injured reserve ahead of this weekend's game against the Saints, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Rodgers has been sidelined since Aug. 16 after injuring his knee in a preseason contest with New England, resulting in his placement on IR ahead of Week 1. The Eagles labeled Rodgers as week-to-week at the time and there haven't been any reports suggesting he needed anything more than rest and rehab to overcome the injury, so the tight end may not need as much practice time to get back to full speed as most players that are designated to return from IR. If cleared to play Sunday, Rodgers would offer the Eagles a quality depth option behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Joshua Perkins, who has served as the Eagles' third tight end for most of this season, came out of the Week 10 loss to the Cowboys with a knee injury and will "significant time," according to Pederson, leaving Rodgers will a clear path to the No. 3 role.

November 14, 2018 8:32 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Designated to return from IR

The Eagles cleared Rodgers (knee) to practice Tuesday, opening a 21-day window in which to activate the tight end from injured reserve, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Sidelined since injuring his right knee in preseason Week 2, Rodgers is entering the final stages in a quest to make his Eagles debut. With fellow TE Zach Ertz embedded as the team's clear-cut top pass catcher and rookie Dallas Goedert a more than competent blocker, Rodgers may find snaps difficult to come by once he's cleared to play. However, Rodgers could make an impact in the red zone after averaging 6.5 targets per season in the region during four years with the Packers.

November 13, 2018 1:20 PM EST

Richard Rodgers: Lands on IR

Rodgers (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Rodgers has been dealing with the knee injury since the team's second preseason game against the Patriots and was last seen a few days ago wearing a knee brace after the preseason finale. If healthy, Rodgers would have likely served as the Eagles' No. 3 tight end this season, so the team can afford to leave him in injured reserve this season. Rookie Dallas Goedert is now comfortably slotted as Philly's No. 2 tight end.

September 4, 2018 8:00 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Wearing leg brace

Rodgers (knee) was seen wearing a leg brace following Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Rodgers suffered the knee injury during the second preseason game against the Patriots and clearly isn't quite ready to return. Second-round rookie Dallas Goedert appears to have the No. 2 tight end job secured as Rodgers still appears week-to-week with the knee issue.

August 31, 2018 11:00 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Considered week-to-week

Rodgers is "week-to-week" after suffering a knee injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: The Eagles have a preseason game Thursday against the Browns, so it's unlikely Rodgers will be ready in time. The goal will be to get him back for the season opener Sept. 6 against the Falcons. Rodgers is vying for a backup role behind Zach Ertz, but the Eagles selected Dallas Goedert in the second round of April's draft, so the competition is stiff. Rodgers caught one pass for 17 yards in Thursday's game before exiting with his injury, while Goedert made three catches for 57 yards.

August 19, 2018 10:18 AM EST

Richard Rodgers: Injures knee Thursday

Rodgers won't return to Thursday's game against New England after suffering a knee injury.

Analysis: Rodgers caught a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game before going down with the injury. It's unclear what the severity of his knee issue is at this time. Look for Billy Brown and Joshua Perkins to get some extra reps with Rodgers out.

August 16, 2018 7:13 PM EST

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