After suffering a torn ACL in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Divisional Playoff game against Jacksonville, former Steelers receiver Eli Rogers is ready to sign a free agent contract and get back into the league. Reports indicate that he has had an extremely swift comeback from the injury and will work out for several teams this week.
Can’t wait to choose where I’ll be playing this season within these next few days. It’s been a long road of recovery. I appreciate all of my fans who tried to stay connected with me along this process.— Eli Rogers (@__bELIeve17) July 19, 2018
Rogers served as the Steelers’ third receiver in 2016, amassing 594 receiving yards and three touchdowns, but last year he took a back seat to explosive rookie WR Juju Smith-Schuster and got far less playing time and targets. The Browns already have one of the best receiver groups in the league, but the Chiefs are looking to amass as much receiver depth as possible considering their passing offense last year was Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and... well, that’s it. That’s why they drastically overpaid Sammy Watkins.
Oakland’s interest in Rogers would seem to indicate that the Raiders no longer wish to populate their depth chart with jabronis like Seth Roberts, Johnnie Holton and Keon Hatcher. While Rogers was undrafted out of Louisville, he has proven that he can be highly productive when given the chance.