Richard Rodgers

Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #82
Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #82
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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



Rejoins roster

Rodgers has been elevated from the practice squad in advance of Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Rodgers saw his first snaps of the season in Week 7 but failed to garner a target. He'll again back up Dallas Goedert and Jack Stoll.

Oct 30, 2021 3:40 PM EST


Heads to practice squad

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

Analysis: Rodgers joined the Eagles practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders. The veteran was on the field for seven offensive snaps and failed to see a target. Rodgers was elevated to the active roster to provide depth at the tight end position following the trade of Zach Ertz, but he now must await his next opportunity to be called up to the active roster.

Oct 26, 2021 5:52 AM EST


Elevated from practice squad

Rodgers was elevated from the Eagles' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Rodgers signed with the Eagles' practice squad Wednesday, and he'll join the active roster for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He'll provide depth at tight end after Zach Ertz was traded to the Cardinals last week.

Oct 23, 2021 1:48 PM EST


Back with Philly's practice squad

The Eagles signed Rodgers to their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: With Zach Ertz jettisoned to Arizona, the Eagles have elected to bring Rodgers back for his third stint with Philadelphia this season. Jack Stool is the only healthy tight end on the Eagles' active roster heading into Week 7, so Rodgers is a likely candidate to be promoted from the practice squad for Sunday's contest against the Raiders.

Oct 20, 2021 8:39 AM EST


Cut loose

Rodgers was released from the Cardinals' practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Rodgers was signed to the practice squad Wednesday, so his time with the team was short lived. His release is likely due to the team's recent acquisition of Zach Ertz, who will replace Maxx Williams (knee) as the primary tight end in Arizona.

Oct 16, 2021 6:58 PM EST


Joins Arizona's practice squad

The Cardinals signed Rodgers to their practice squad Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Analysis: Rodgers will provide valuable depth to the Cardinals' tight end room after Maxx Williams was placed on injured reserve. Darrell Daniels and Demetrius Harris are the only two healthy tight ends on Arizona's roster currently, so a promotion for Rodgers could be on the horizon.

Oct 13, 2021 8:53 AM EST


Released by Philly

The Eagles released Rodgers from their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The Eagles released Rodgers before the initial 53-man roster deadline, but they brought him back ahead of Week 3 after Zach Ertz was placed in COVID-19 protocols. Ertz was able to clear protocols in time to play in Monday night's contest, so Rodgers has become expendable once again. The 29-year-old appeared in 14 games for Philly last season, catching 24 of 31 targets for 345 yards and two touchdowns.

Sep 28, 2021 1:14 PM EST


Joins Philly's practice squad

The Eagles signed Rodgers to their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Rodgers was released by the Eagles ahead of the initial 53-man roster deadline, but he will rejoin the team after Zach Ertz was placed in COVID-19 protocols. The 29-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Eagles last season and caught 24 of 31 targets for 345 yards and two touchdowns. If Ertz can't clear protocols before Monday's contest with the Cowboys, then Rodgers has a good chance of being promoted to the active roster.

Sep 21, 2021 2:28 PM EST


Released by Philly

The Eagles cut Rodgers on Tuesday, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Rodgers appeared in 14 games for the Eagles last season, catching 24 of 31 targets for 345 yards and two touchdowns. The 29-year-old was thought to be in position for a bigger role this season as Zach Ertz was on the training block for most of the offseason, but it appears to be the other way around. Jack Stoll is likely to be the No. 3 tight end behind Dallas Goedert and Ertz.

Aug 31, 2021 1:40 PM EST


Returning to Philly

Rodgers (ankle) agreed to a contract with the Eagles on Friday.

Analysis: The 29-year-old appeared in 14 games for Philadelphia last season and caught 24 of 31 targets for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Rodgers should be positioned as the team's No. 3 tight end, but he could end up as Dallas Goedert's top backup with Zach Ertz on the trade block.

Jun 11, 2021 11:52 AM EST


Won't face Washington on SNF

Rodgers (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against Washington.

Analysis: Rodgers has been listed as a non-participant for six consecutive practice sessions since injuring his ankle mid-game Week 15 against the Cardinals. The veteran tight end will close out the 2020 campaign with back-to-back missed games after suiting up for Philadelphia's first 14 outings of the season. Rodgers ends the year without a reception over his final three appearances, having posted a total of 24 catches for 345 years and two TDs on the season.

Jan 1, 2021 1:09 PM EST


Misses another practice

Rodgers (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Rodgers hasn't practiced or played since injuring his ankle Week 15, and it seems like he's trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Football Team. With Dallas Goedert (calf) also absent from practice, Caleb Wilson could work as the No. 2 tight end behind Zach Ertz.

Dec 31, 2020 1:49 PM EST


DNP at practice

Rodgers (ankle) was absent from Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Rodgers missed last week's loss to the Cowboys after injuring his ankle the week prior. He will presumably need to get some reps at practice in order to have a chance at suiting up in the team's upcoming regular-season finale versus Washington.

Dec 30, 2020 4:40 PM EST


Unavailable Week 16

Rodgers (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Dallas.

Analysis: The 28-year-old sustained the injury during last week's loss to the Cardinals, and he'll be sidelined for at least one game. Rodgers has seen a significant reduction in playing time since Zach Ertz returned from injured reserve Week 13. Dallas Goedert and Ertz will continue to operate as Philadelphia's top-two tight ends this weekend.

Dec 25, 2020 1:13 PM EST


Misses practice Thursday

Rodgers (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Rodgers was carted off the field Sunday with what was initially called a shin injury, but it appears that the area of concern is more directly his ankle. The tight end also sat out Wednesday's practice, so his status for Sunday's contest against Dallas appears to be in serious jeopardy. However, Rodgers contributions have diminished significantly since the return of Zach Ertz, and he has failed to notch a catch since Week 12.

Dec 24, 2020 2:26 PM EST


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