Richard Rodgers

Los Angeles Chargers
Tight End #82
Los Angeles Chargers
Tight End #82

Richard Rodgers News

Lands on IR

Rodgers (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: The backup tight end played a combined 13 offensive snaps over the past two weeks, but Rodgers had a bit more of an offensive factor for the Chargers when Gerald Everett was limited by a knee injury earlier in November. Expect undrafted rookie Stone Smartt to continue surging up the depth chart in Rodgers' absence.

Dec 10, 2022 2:15 PM EST

Doesn't practice Friday

Rodgers is questionable for Sunday's matchup against Miami due to a knee injury.

Analysis: Rodgers landed on the injury report Friday as a non-participant due to a knee injury. If the backup tight end is ruled out, Stone Smartt and Tre' McKitty would be the only healthy options behind Gerald Everett.

Dec 9, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Another playing-time boost

Rodgers did not record a target in the 30-27 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Rodgers did see 21 offensive snaps with Gerald Everett (groin) sidelined, but that wasn't enough to elicit a target. Both Rodgers and nominal starter Tre' McKitty did not see any passing looks among the tight ends as the lone pass attempt ended up going to third-stringer Stone Smartt in a bit of a junk-time checkdown. Expect Rodgers' playing time to fall to the wayside upon Everett's return.

Nov 21, 2022 8:57 PM EST

Sees increase in playing time

Rodgers caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the 49ers

Analysis: The veteran castoff saw 13 snaps Sunday after Gerald Everett was forced to leave the game with a groin injury. While Tre' McKitty would likely see a significant increase in snaps if Everett were to miss extended time, Rodgers could also see a bump in playing time as the nominal pass-catching tight end of the pair.

Nov 14, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Signs with active roster

The Chargers signed Rodgers off their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Rodgers was elevated on game day for each of the Chargers' first three games, recording one target over 12 offensive snaps played. The 30-year-old has provided depth behind Tre' McKitty while the Bolts' No. 2 tight end Donald Parham (hamstring) has been sidelined so far this season. Rodgers likely will continue to see limited usage until Parham suits up again.

Sep 28, 2022 5:12 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Rodgers reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Rodgers played on just three of the Bolts' 61 offensive snaps during his last available practice squad elevation with the team Sunday. The 30-year-old tight end was not targeted for the second game in a row, though he did see his first special-teams action of the season (two snaps). Rodgers essentially served as the Chargers' third-string tight end with Donald Parham (hamstring) sidelined the past three weeks, though he'll need to receive an active roster spot in order to play for the team moving forward in 2022.

Sep 26, 2022 5:29 PM EST

Will be active vs. Jacksonville

The Chargers elevated Rodgers from their practice squad Saturday for Week 3.

Analysis: This will be the third consecutive week Rodgers is active for the Chargers and the last time he's eligible to be elevated from the practice squad before he would have to be signed to the team's active roster in order to suit up. The 30-year-old tight end has operated primarily as a blocker and has seen just one target through two games this season.

Sep 24, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Back on practice squad

Rodgers reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Rodgers joined the Chargers' active roster for a second consecutive week during Thursday's game against Kansas City with Donald Parham (hamstring) sidelined once again. However, Rodgers was on the field for just seven of the team's 75 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted during the loss.

Sep 18, 2022 5:47 PM EST

Bumped up from practice squad

Rodgers was elevated to the Chargers' active roster heading into the team's game against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

Analysis: Rodgers will once again add tight end depth for the Chargers with Donald Parham (hamstring) out for the second-straight game. Rodgers was also called up from the Chargers' practice squad in Week 1, recording one target over two offensive snaps played.

Sep 15, 2022 2:33 PM EST

Returns to practice squad

Rodgers reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Rodgers saw the field for two snaps in the team's win over the Raiders on Sunday. He did see one target but was unable to bring it in.

Sep 12, 2022 3:50 PM EST

Joining active roster

Rodgers has been elevated to the Chargers' active roster for their season opening game against the Raiders.

Analysis: Rodgers was cut by Philly during final roster cuts and ended up landing on the Chargers' practice squad. He made enough of an impression to get called up for Week 1 and will be available to provide depth at tight end.

Sep 10, 2022 2:44 PM EST

Inks practice squad deal

The Chargers signed Rodgers to their practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Rodgers was released by the Eagles ahead of the 53-man roster deadline and will have to settle for a practice-squad role to start the 2022 campaign. The 2014 third-round pick caught 58 passes for 510 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015 but has yet to replicate that type of success since.

Sep 5, 2022 12:40 PM EST

Let go by Philly

Rodgers was released by the Eagles on Monday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Rodgers will be released by Philadelphia heading into the team's final 53-man roster cuts for the second-straight year. The 30-year-old tight end still caught two passes for 11 yards over three elevations from the Eagles' practice squad last regular season, and he caught 24 passes for 345 yards and two scores over 14 games as recently as 2020. Rodgers will now likely look to catch on in a veteran backup role elsewhere in 2022, unless he ends up returning to Philly's practice squad once again.

Aug 29, 2022 6:34 PM EST

Activated from PUP list

Rodgers (undisclosed) was activated from the PUP list on Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Rodgers began training camp on the PUP list for undisclosed reasons and will now turn his attention to earning a roster spot. He appeared in three games with the Eagles in 2021, posting two receptions for 11 yards.

Aug 3, 2022 5:54 PM EST

Goes on PUP list

Rodgers (undisclosed) was placed on the active/PUP list Wednesday.

Analysis: Rodgers spent the majority of 2021 on the Eagles' practice squad and will certainly be in a battle for a roster spot once he is healthy in camp. Formally a consistent contributor on the Packers, Rodgers hasn't been able to have the same impact in Philadelphia over his previous four seasons. With no obvious option behind Dallas Goedert, Rodgers will work to make an impact this season.

Jul 27, 2022 7:52 AM EST

Makes four appearances in 2021

Rodgers finished the 2021 campaign with two catches for 11 yards across four appearances.

Analysis: Rodgers spent the majority of the season on the practice squad, but he was elevated in back-to-back weeks following the trade of Zach Ertz at the end of October. However, both of his catches came against the Cowboys in Week 18, when he played a season-high 37 snaps. He suited up for the Eagles' wild-card loss to Tampa Bay, but he saw a season-low three snaps. The 30-year-old is set to be a free agent this offseason, but it's unclear if he will draw any interest from around the league.

Jan 31, 2022 12:30 PM EST

Signed to active roster

The Eagles signed Rodgers to their active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Rodgers was elevated from Philadelphia's practice squad three times during the regular season, and he'll now earn a contract. He hauled in both of his targets for 11 yards across his three appearances this year and will serve as depth at tight end during Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Buccaneers.

Jan 15, 2022 1:38 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Rodgers reverted to the Eagles' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Rodgers appeared in his third game of the 2021 campaign in Week 18 against the Cowboys, logging 38 offensive snaps and 17 on special teams. He caught both of his targets for 11 yards and recorded two tackles on the day.

Jan 10, 2022 9:00 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

The Eagles elevated Rodgers from their practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Rodgers will be available for Saturday's matchup against the Cowboys as he joins the active roster for the first time since early November. He wasn't targeted in either of his first two appearances this year but could see some work in the passing game since Dallas Goedert (illness) and Jack Stoll (illness) are on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jan 8, 2022 1:21 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Rodgers reverted to the Eagles' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Rodgers handled 24 offensive snaps Week 8, but he wasn't targeted. He's now been elevated from the practice squad for back-to-back games.

Nov 2, 2021 5:02 AM EST

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