Nov 5, 2011; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers receiver Da`Rick Rogers (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Middle Tennessee State during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Da'Rick Rogers Promoted To Colts' Active Roster

Da’Rick Rogers received his first bit of good news on Thursday, since going undrafted in April.

Rogers, who was signed and subsequently released by the Buffalo Bills, was added to the Colts’ practice squad last month. Today he was promoted to the team’s active roster.

The former Tennessee Volunteer is extremely talented, but has had his share of off-the-field issues. There’s a good chance that Rogers will immediately be the team’s fourth wide receiver, behind Reggie Wayne, Ty Hilton and the often-injured Darius Heyward-Bey

The Colts have been making a lot of moves the past couple of days, in part because of injuries. The Colts’ starting tight end Dwayne Allen and running back Vick Ballard were both place on injured reserve this week.

On Wednesday the Colts sent a first round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for running back Trent Richardson, a trade that sent shock-waves through Twitter.

Indianapolis has a great group of young talent on offense and are definitely a team on the rise. I’ve said it ad nauseam, but if Rogers can keep his head on straight, he can be an integral part of the Colts’ future.


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