The Philadelphia Eagles make an unexpected move just one day after signing linebacker Paul Worrilow, by signing former Packers’ tight end Richard Rodgers, per Ian Rapoport. It was confirmed by the Eagles via Twitter minutes after the report was released.
Veteran Richard Rodgers was selected in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. During his four-year span in Green Bay, Rodgers registered a total of 13 touchdowns to his stats. Last season he only had one touchdown. On Wednesday evening, Rodgers, age 26, looks to part ways with the Packers, to backup star tight end Zach Ertz. Rodgers is assumed to be a Brent Celek replacement, his combine drills just say it all. He’s a decent blocker, reliable hands, and pretty slow, bringing in a 4.87 second 40-yard-dash.
The contract is reportedly a one-year deal, further details are yet to be released.
This addition will definitely add depth to the tight end position. Now being two tight ends on the Eagles’ regular-season roster, Eagles look to sign or draft another tight end to make up for Trey Burton’s departure.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 4, 2018