Former Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers is adding some weight this off-season as he heads into his second season with the Indianapolis Colts.
Rogers, according to the Colts’ official team site, has added seven pounds during the off-season to get his weight up to 215 lbs.
Rogers wanted to “tone” his body this offseason, while trying to become a more precise route runner.
The 6’3″ wide receiver went undrafted last year after leaving Tennessee Tech (the school he attended after he was kicked off the Volunteers’ football team by then head coach Derek Dooley). He was quickly scooped up by the Buffalo Bills, but was waived before the season started. Rogers was then picked up by the Colts and added to their practice squad.
Rogers was promoted to the active squad after the Colts lost veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne for the season.
The former Vol played in five games with the Colts last season, accounting for 14 receptions, 192 yards and two touchdowns. Rogers’ breakout game came against the Cincinnati Bengals when he had six catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Rogers won’t have the same opportunity to shine this season. That’s because the Colts will have Reggie Wayne back in the mix. They also signed former New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to a one-year contract and drafted former Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief in the third round of the NFL Draft this year.
Rogers certainly has the most upside of that group, but whether or not he can keep it together on (and off) the field is still the biggest question surrounding the talented wide receiver.
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