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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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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. Aug 22 - 10:48 PM

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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
Aug 18 - 11:33 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.
Aug 17 - 3:01 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.
Aug 9 - 10:49 PM

Third-round TE Richard Rodgers is listed as the fourth-string tight end on the Packers' initial depth chart.

The order at tight end right now is Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor and then Rodgers. Keep in mind that a year ago, Eddie Lacy was listed as a fourth-stringer. But then again, fellow rookie Davante Adams is a second-string wideout already. The bottom line is that Rodgers has some bodies to climb over, but he's at least in the mix for the starting job. It's an open competition.
Source: packers.com
Aug 5 - 2:11 PM

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

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
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3DuJuan Harris
4Rajion Neal
5Michael Hill
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Kevin Dorsey
4Jeff Janis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Myles White
4Alex Gillett
WR31Jarrett Boykin
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Brandon Bostick
4Ryan Taylor
5Justin Perillo
K1Mason Crosby