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Jacquizz Rodgers | Running Back | #32

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 205
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (145) / ATL
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Bucs signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract.
Released by the Bears at final cuts, Rodgers visited the Bucs last Tuesday. He played for coach Dirk Koetter in Atlanta. He can help out in the passing game and on special teams. Sep 13 - 10:34 AM

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Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers visited the Bucs on Tuesday.

He left without signing. 'Quizz played for coach Dirk Koetter in Atlanta. Rodgers holds his own in pass protection and can catch the ball, but the Bucs are pretty full up at running back. A deal seems unlikely.
Sep 6 - 6:49 PM

Bears released RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Rodgers was thought to have a chance at third-down duties in Chicago, but Jeremy Langford proved himself capable of handling every-down work this summer. Rodgers should land somewhere as a serviceable pass protector.
Sep 3 - 4:03 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed once for one yard Saturday against the Chiefs.

Rodgers did not get much work, but he was again the second back through the rotation Saturday. He would need an injury to Jeremy Langford to return any fantasy value, and even then he would likely be on the wrong side of a committee.
Aug 27 - 3:40 PM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns calls Jacquizz Rodgers the Bears' "best third-down option" at running back.

Jahns calls Rodgers "almost indispensable" as a blocker and pass catcher out of the backfield. "He's a guy that's solid and doesn't make a whole lot of mistakes," RBs coach Stan Drayton said. "Any time you have a player like that, you really feel comfortable with him in the game." How this backfield shakes out by the time Week 1 rolls around is anybody's guess, but it's sure to be a committee.
Aug 8 - 7:48 PM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson expects Jacquizz Rodgers to be involved in the backfield competition.

Sophomore Jeremy Langford is tentatively expected to be the starter following the departure of Matt Forte, but he will face competition from rookie Jordan Howard, Ka'Deem Carey and apparently Rodgers, who Dickerson says 'impressed' last season before landing on injured reserve with a broken arm. Rodgers might be able to carve out a small passing-game role, but the bulk of the work will come down to Langford, Howard and Carey.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 9:40 AM

Bears re-signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Rodgers saw just 41 snaps last year before going on injured reserve with a broken arm. He might take on a slightly bigger role next year with Matt Forte out of the picture but he's still a distant third on the depth chart behind Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey.
Mar 9 - 5:16 PM

Bears placed RB Jacquizz Rodgers on injured reserve with a broken arm, ending his season.

Rodgers had touched the ball 15 times for 51 yards this season, but played only 41 snaps. His loss thrusts rookie Jeremy Langford into clear-cut No. 2 status. Antone Smith has been signed for insurance. Rodgers has been in the league since 2011, but is still only 25. He's headed back to free agency in the offseason.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed seven times for 33 yards in the Bears' preseason opener against the Dolphins.

Rodgers started the game with Matt Forte resting and largely played ahead of fourth-round pick Jeremy Langford, though Langford did mix in some with the Jay Cutler group. Based on preseason usage, the Bears' current running back depth chart reads: 1. Forte. 2. Rodgers. 3. Langford. 4. Ka'Deem Carey.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 09:50:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers plans to play 8-10 pounds lighter this season.

"I'm focused on cutting weight, becoming more quicker, working on my speed," Rodgers said Wednesday, one day after signing with the Bears. It's a good idea, as Quizz has shown very little burst during his career despite standing at 5-foot-6. He'll fight with Ka'Deem Carey for a role behind Matt Forte.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Bears signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers, formerly of the Falcons, to a one-year contract.

A four-year veteran, Rodgers owns a lousy 3.65 YPC for his career, but has caught 155 passes in 63 games. He also holds his own as a blocker despite standing in at just 5-foot-6, 196 pounds. Rodgers will start out as the No. 3 back behind Matt Forte and Ka'Deem Carey, but could carve out a role in the Bears' passing game. He's unlikely to hold any value in PPR leagues.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers is visiting the Bears.

Rodgers can't provide much as a runner (career 3.65 YPC on 305 carries), but can protect and catch the ball out of the backfield. The Bears are looking for some depth behind Matt Forte and Ka'Deem Carey.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 11:10:00 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be allowed to test the market.

Rodgers is a solid pass blocker and has a decent set of hands, but he has struggled as a runner throughout his four-year career. He will find little if any guaranteed money on the open market.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 44 yards on nine carries in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Panthers, adding three catches for 19 yards.

Rodgers got the start in place of an injured Steven Jackson (quad) and split touches with Devonta Freeman. The diminutive Rodgers wraps up his fourth season with 58 carries for 217 yards (3.74 YPC) and one touchdown on the ground to go with a 31-241-1 receiving line. A free agent in March, Rodgers is unlikely to find much, if any, guaranteed money. He's an unproductive COP back but can at least catch the ball and pick up the blitz.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to be the Falcons' starting running back in Week 17 against the Panthers.

Devonta Freeman will rotate in. Rodgers is a superior pass protector and will likely play more snaps than Freeman, just as he did following Steven Jackson's Week 16 injury. Freeman possesses more upside, but "Quizz" may be a better bet for usage. The situation is a tricky one to navigate in Week 17 fantasy leagues. Rodgers is priced cheaper on daily sites than Freeman.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jacquizz Rodgers
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Louis Murphy
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Cecil Shorts
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo