The Eagles have signed TE Richard Rodgers to a 1-year deal. The former Packer posted a 58-510-8 line back in 2015 but has totaled just 42 catches across the past 2 seasons. Rodgers owns a career 9.7 yards-per-catch average and doesn't offer much play-making ability. He'll slide in as Philly's #2 TE and will need a Zach Ertz injury to have a shot at fantasy relevance.
ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports that the Packers don't expect TE Jared Cook's ankle injury to cost him the rest of the season. That's obviously good news. The team, however, reportedly didn't know as of Monday evening whether the injury would cost Cook a game or more than that. Green Bay gets a Week 4 bye, so the Packers will have some time to figure it out. If they do return to the field without Cook, then TE Richard Rodgers will gain some spot-start appeal for as long as Cook sits.
The Packers snagged TE Richard Rodgers in the 3rd round of the draft. Rodgers' Cal career was crushed by ankle, foot, shoulder and thumb injuries. But he flashed playmaking ability by averaging 15.2 yards per catch in limited action. At 6'4 and 257 pounds, Rodgers has the look of a pure pass-catching TE. He joins Andrew Quarless and Brandon Bostick on Green Bay's depth chart. Whoever emerges as the team's primary pass-catcher will have some TE2 upside.