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Richard Rodgers | Tight End

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 257
College: California
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The Packers believe TE Richard Rodgers can be a 50-catch player.
Rodgers posted 20-225-2 as a rookie while rotating with low-upside veteran Andrew Quarless. Both tight ends will be back again, as will high-volume slot man Randall Cobb. Rodgers is certainly worth tracking as a 6-foot-4 target playing with Aaron Rodgers, but it's telling that the team is hoping he can get around three catches per game. Mar 23 - 8:07 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Richard Rodgers caught 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

Rodgers' five looks were four more than Andrew Quarless drew. A third-round pick, Rodgers spent his rookie year rotating snaps with Quarless, but showed some promise as a possession-type pass catcher. Rodgers lacks high-end athleticism, but has decent size (6-foot-4, 257) and hands. Playing with Aaron Rodgers keeps Richard on the dynasty-league radar as a TE2.
Jan 18 - 7:35 PM

Richard Rodgers was held without a catch in Green Bay's Week 14 win over Atlanta.

He was targeted one time, while Andrew Quarless hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 52 yards. Rodgers remains a hit-or-miss, low-upside TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Richard Rodgers caught 2-of-2 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 13 win over the Patriots.

The third-round rookie has now scored in back-to-back games. Rodgers' touchdown came in the first quarter, as the Pack took the Pats by surprise by looking away from Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb and focusing on Rodgers and Davante Adams. Despite the TDs, Rodgers can't be considered a viable daily-league dart throw.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Richard Rodgers had four catches for 58 yards in Week 8 against the Saints.

Andrew Quarless started, but Rodgers played a bigger role in the pass game. He was targeted five times, finishing with career highs in both catches and yards. Rodgers should be on watch lists, but remains off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 01:42:00 AM

Richard Rodgers was held without a catch in Week 5 against the Vikings.

It was a step back after Rodgers had two catches for 52 yards in Week 4. He played behind Andrew Quarless, and remains the Packers' move tight end. Brandon Bostick was active this week, but didn't play any snaps.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 01:01:00 AM

Richard Rodgers caught two passes for 52 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win at Chicago.

Rodgers appeared to be on his way to a big day early as he caught the first two passes of the game. But he then went back into his invisible state even though the Packers ran more "12" formations than usual. These were the first two catches of Rodgers' NFL career.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:21:00 PM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette calls TE Richard Rodgers a "disaster" in the run game.

Perhaps the Packers could live with Rodgers' run-blocking woes if he was contributing in the pass game. But he has zero catches on one target through three games, losing snaps to Andrew Quarless in the process. Jermichael Finley's old spot has turned into a fantasy black hole.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Richard Rodgers had zero catches on one target in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jets.

The Packers no longer view the tight end spot as a pass-catching position in their offense. Rodgers rotated with Andrew Quarless (1-8-0 on two targets) and is well off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:20:00 PM

TE Richard Rodgers wasn't targeted in the Packers' Week 1 loss to the Seahawks.

Rodgers got the start, but ended up drawing four fewer targets than Andrew Quarless. The only time Rodgers' name came up was when he suffered a second quarter neck stinger. Rodgers missed the final few minutes of the first half, but was back after the break. Rodgers shouldn't have many more zero-target nights, but is well off the re-draft radar.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Richard Rodgers is listed as the Packers' starting tight end, as expected.

Rodgers seized the starting gig during OTAs as a third-round rookie and never looked back, starting each preseason game. He's going to have to rotate some with in-line blocker Andrew Quarless, but his situation is clearly appetizing. Note that Brandon Bostick (week to week, leg) is listed as the No. 2 tight end.
Source: packers.com
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:05:00 AM

Third-round TE Richard Rodgers started Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, his third consecutive start.

Rodgers found a hole up the seam on the game's opening drive, galloping for a 32-yard gain. He ended up playing every snap on that opening drive and took the majority of first-team reps, but veteran Andrew Quarless did rotate in and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers midway through the second quarter. Rodgers has three catches for 50 yards through three preseason games, and is at least worth putting on the TE2 radar. Despite underwhelming talent and struggles as a run-blocker, he's penned in as a starter in a very explosive offense.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:48:00 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky says third-round TE Richard Rodgers "may have quietly taken control of the starting job."

Rodgers has started each of the Packers' preseason games, and played the entire opening series on Saturday night as Aaron Rodgers went no-huddle. He continued running with the first-team offense on Monday. However, he has just one catch for 10 yards on 30 snaps. The underwhelming Cal product is going to be buried on the target totem pole even if he is the "starter."
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Rookie TE Richard Rodgers has started each of Green Bay's first two preseason games.

He's been an infrequent target for Aaron Rodgers, however, managing one catch for ten yards on three passing-game looks. Nothing about Rodgers' college resume suggested he'd be a big-time NFL player. If Brandon Bostick can stay healthy, we suspect he'll overtake Rodgers as Green Bay's top "move" tight end.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Rookie Packers TE Richard Rodgers started Saturday night's preseason opener.

Rodgers was the first-team move tight end, with Andrew Quarless getting snaps in two-tight end sets. Rodgers finished with one catch for 10 yards on three targets. Playing with the second team, Brandon Bostick had one catch for 24 yards. This camp battle should wage on deeper into August.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Matt Blanchard
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Rajion Neal
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Myles White
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
K1Mason Crosby