Philadelphia Eagles to sign tight end Richard Rodgers

Ruben Hill
April 5, 2018

This doesn't come as much of a surprise.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that they've signed a one-year deal with the tight end.

Richard Rodgers didn't get a chance to play in a Super Bowl during his four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, getting closest in 2016 when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. His most famous touchdown came in the Motor City, where Rodgers came down with the game-winning Hail Mary touchdown from Aaron Rodgers on December 3, 2015.

But Rodgers has had less to celebrate in recent times. In his four year span, he totaled for 1,166 yards and 13 touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers played more, and he missed over half the season with a broken collarbone.

Last season, Rodgers finished with 12 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers now have six unrestricted free agents left: Linebacker Ahmad Brooks, defensive lineman Quinton Dial, guard Jahri Evans, long snapper Brett Goode, cornerback Davon House and offensive lineman Ulrick John.

Rapoport mentions Rodgers' lone season where he put up eight touchdowns a few years back.

New general manager Brian Gutekunst has made some big signings, though, landing Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson, before reuniting with Tramon Williams, who left Green Bay in free agency three years ago. They can add to the position in the draft, too. Signing Rodgers does not change their draft strategy.

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