Da’Rick Rogers might finally be getting a shot to play.
Various reports on Monday have confirmed that Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Wayne leads the team in receiving and targets. He’s been Andrew Luck’s go-to option the past season and a half.
The Colts will now have to replace the future hall-of-famer.
Wide receiver TY Hilton will likely see even more time now, but the Colts could promote former Vols WR Da’Rick Rogers from the practice squad.
Rogers was considered by many one of the top wide receivers available in the draft, but went undrafted due to off-the-field concerns.
The Buffalo Bills signed Rogers after the draft, but cut him just before the season.
After passing through Waivers, the Cols signed Rogers to their practice squad. He was promoted for one game, before being released and signed back to the practice squad.
Rogers has the talent to be a threat in the passing game, but it’s his attitude and work ethic that’s kept him from making an impact so far. He’s a great blocker and a very reliable pass-catcher. He definitely fits the mold of a Reggie Wayne type receiver.
Hopefully being released twice has been a wake-up call for Rogers. Even if he gets promoted to the active roster again, he’ll have to work hard to rise up the depth chart and actually see some on-the-field action, aside from special teams play.
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