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Richard Rodgers | Tight End

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 257
College: California
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Aaron Rodgers emerged from spring practices impressed by third-round TE Richard Rodgers.
"When we made the pick, some of the so-called experts on the draft channel said he was a late sixth-round pick ... which is pretty laughable when you watch the talent he's got and the ability," said Green Bay's All-Pro quarterback. "You have to be excited about his body type and the hands. He's made some incredible catches, makes it look easy. I think he's going to push for some playing time if he can transfer what he's done in the spring now to the fall and have the potential to be an impact player." Although rookie tight ends tend to struggle in fantasy, Rodgers is in a good enough landing spot to buck that trend, and has a chance to start in Green Bay. He's someone to monitor closely this summer. Jul 11 - 3:25 PM

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel highlighted Packers third-round TE Richard Rodgers as "an MVP of OTAs."

Beat writer Tyler Dunne notes Rodgers was plucking passes out of the air one-handed and says if he can prove to be a decent in-line blocker, Rodgers could open the season as the starter. Andrew Quarless isn't going to scare anyone, and Brandon Bostick reported to spring practices overweight. The Packers' tight end depth chart remains wide open, but it appears Rodgers has the early lead. Any tight end playing with Aaron Rodgers is going to be worth monitoring.
Jun 26 - 9:30 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky said it "appears" third-round rookie Richard Rodgers has the inside track for Green Bay's starting tight end position.

Demovsky said Rodgers' size and athleticism stood out during non-contact practices, and that he made an "eye-catching play" at least once a day. Despite being viewed as more of a developmental prospect when he was selected, there seems to be a chance Rodgers beats out Andrew Quarless and Brandon Bostick. Rodgers would presumably play the old Jermichael Finley role, focusing more on receiving and less on blocking. He is a player to keep an eye on during training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 21 - 2:09 PM

Packers signed No. 98 overall pick TE Richard Rodgers to a four-year contract.

Rodgers (6-foot-4, 257 pounds) made only 11 starts at Cal, managing 59 career catches for 896 yards (15.2 YPR) and two scores. He ran 4.87 at the Combine with a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Rodgers missed time in college with ankle, foot, shoulder, and thumb injuries, undergoing surgery on each of the latter three body parts. Rodgers has big hands (10 1/4") and possession receiver skills, but is both speed and size deficient. He's a developmental prospect despite his third-round pedigree.
Jun 12 - 4:37 PM

Packers selected California TE Richard Rodgers with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Rodgers (6-foot-3 3/4, 257) made only 11 starts at Cal, managing 59 career catches for 896 yards (15.2 YPR) and two touchdowns. He ran 4.87 at the Combine with a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Rodgers missed time in college with ankle, foot, shoulder, and thumb injuries, undergoing surgery on each of the latter three body parts. Rodgers has big hands (10 1/4") and possession receiver skills, but is both speed and size deficient. He might develop into a useful pass-catching No. 2 tight end, though we expect Brandon Bostick to continue to get opportunities in the "move" tight end role for the Packers, with Andrew Quarless as the in-line starter.
May 9 - 11:16 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Matt Flynn
3Scott Tolzien
4Chase Rettig
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3DuJuan Harris
4Rajion Neal
5Michael Hill
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Ina Liaina
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Kevin Dorsey
4Jeff Janis
5Alex Gillett
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jared Abbrederis
4Gerrard Sheppard
5Chris Harper
WR31Jarrett Boykin
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Brandon Bostick
3Richard Rodgers
4Ryan Taylor
5Colt Lyerla
K1Mason Crosby