Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Philadelphia Eagles
IR
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Rodgers missed just one game in his four years with Aaron Rodgers yet surpassed 275 yards in just one of those seasons. Now he'll back up Zach Ertz and quite possibly second-round pick Dallas Goedert, who has impressed since joining the club. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Eagles in April of 2018.
Lands on IR
TEPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
September 4, 2018
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 on injured reserve this season. Rookie Dallas Goedert is now comfortably slotted as Philly's No. 2 tight end.
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Depth Chart Status
Richard Rodgers is not listed on the Philadelphia Eagles depth Chart.
Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
603
102
2017
306
109
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 4"
AVERAGE
Weight:   257 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.82 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.47 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.23 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   116 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
Philadelphia Eagles Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
The Packers possessed two productive "Rodgers" in 2015 when Richard saw 85 targets and scored eight touchdowns, but he took a back seat to fellow tight end Jared Cook last season. Even with Cook missing six games due to injury, Rodgers' production was essentially cut in half. Although Cook departed Green Bay during the offseason, he was replaced by another starting-caliber tight end in Martellus Bennett, so Rodgers' role will likely look a lot like it did last year. He could be even less productive, in fact, with established tight end Lance Kendricks also added to the mix this offseason.
Rodgers saw his targets increase by 55 last year over his rookie season, benefiting from Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury. Not that he made the most of those opportunities, though. His YPT ranked 23rd, his YPC 25th and outside of Week 13's 146 yards thanks to a 61-yard Hail Mary, Rodgers had more than 50 yards once. He had fewer than 35 yards 12 times. He's not fast (4.87 40), but at 6-4, 257, Rodgers kept his fantasy value somewhat afloat with seven red-zone TDs on 14 targets. Perhaps that's why the Packers signed Jared Cook, who figures to cut into Rodgers' targets significantly, as does the return of Nelson. Cook had foot surgery in June, but the procedure was considered minor. Like all Packers receivers, the biggest appeal with Rodgers is that he has Aaron Rodgers throwing to him.
Rodgers spent his rookie season backing up Andrew Quarless but could push for the starting job this year. Quarless failed to capitalize on the opportunity to become the fourth option in a great passing offense last season and ended up primarily a blocker. Rodgers, who had 13 receptions through Week 15, made good progress developing his raw skills, finishing with 12 receptions in the last four games, including the playoffs. Like Quarless, Rodgers is 6-4, but he's slower with only average speed for a tight end (4.87 40). Rodgers, though, could be used in the slot more often this year, with Quarless kept in to block. He has good hands and athleticism, but targets could be scarce in an offense with plenty of receiving options. Still, playing with the league's best quarterback in an attack that could use a chain-moving, possession-receiving tight end is an enviable prospect.
A third-round pick in this year's draft, Rodgers is an athletic receiver who could be used in the slot more than at tight end. He's 6-4, 245, with decent speed and good hands. He's drawn comparisons to Jermichael Finley and has a lot of potential. But according to scouts, he's more athlete than football player at this point, and he likely won't push starter Andrew Quarless.
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Wearing leg brace
TEPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
August 31, 2018
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.
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Considered week-to-week
TEPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
August 19, 2018
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.
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Injures knee Thursday
TEPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
August 16, 2018
Rodgers won't return to Thursday's game against New England after suffering a knee injury.
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Back at practice Tuesday
TEPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
August 7, 2018
Rodgers (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Exits session early
TEPhiladelphia Eagles
Upper Body
August 2, 2018
Rodgers exited practice early Thursday due to an undisclosed injury, Daniel Gallen of PennLive.com reports.
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