As you might know from our position-by-position training camp previews, I am fascinated by the stories of the players on the fringes professional football. Sometimes, they have to move on to something completely new. Sometimes, they become the next Tony Siragusa, Dominic Rhodes, or Jerrell Freeman (There are many more, of course).
Today’s candidate for NFL legitimacy is attempting to rise from the ashes of his precipitous fall from first round prospect to undrafted underdog.
This week, 6’ 3” 215-pound rookie wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers found out he was making the jump to the active roster. “I found out yesterday,” he said on Tuesday. “Yesterday we had a little half-jog practice and they let me know.” Head Coach Chuck Pagano said the move was less about any dissatisfaction with the receiving corps and more about Rogers finally earning his shot.no comments