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 Post subject: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:37 pm 
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Former Steelers’ WR Eli Rogers, who tore his ACL in January during the postseason and has made a strong and quicker-than-expected comeback from his injury, is scheduled to work out Sunday for the KC Chiefs, per source. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status ... 6821279744
Rogers looking for a job elsewhere means he's done in Pittsburgh?


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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:11 pm 
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I thought I read somewhere PIT expected him back. Always seemed off because ACL is really not a big deal any more, so why didn't they sign him?

I don't think they have another good option to back-up the slot. I fully expected Rogers would be the 4th or 5th receiver.

From his standpoint, he's probably seeking a home where he's a clear-cut #3 and paid accordingly. He signs a deal with PIT, then barring injury his career is basically over after that contract.

Rogers signs with PIT, he's not seeing the field much at all. Everyone except Rogers would probably see that as a good thing.

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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Was it a year ago where Ben and Haley were talking up Rogers as the best slot WR they've had in Pittsburgh?

He's a guy I'd love to have back in the locker room competing but for whatever reason it doesn't look like we're interested.

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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Good Riddance. I always thought he was a below average WR, a below average slot WR. Never understood the attraction that some fans and media types had for him. I was one of those that was clamoring for a bigger, more talented WR for the slot and then my prayers were answered and the Steelers drafted JuJu.

If he were resigned he would probably see maybe 10 catches on the year? Maybe less than that? Last season that 50% catch rate and 8.3 yards per catch was pathetic. That is what Eli was producing before the injury. And he plays scared as a punt returner to boot, if I have to watch him or Brown avoid catching the punt and letting it roll inside the 5 yard line again, I will put my foot through the TV.

Honestly, is there really any difference between Marcus Tucker and Eli Rogers? They are about the same size, speed, etc. Rogers has the punt returner experience while Tucker was a kickoff returner. Tucker had 62 kickoff returns in college, averaged 25.7 per return.

Have Cam Sutton do punt returns and Tucker do kick returns. Then Marcus can also be the 4th/5th WR and be content with 10 catches. Rogers if resigned would probably mope and be a malcontent, do we need that? Remember this is one of those players that broke curfew in Miami and then was suspended/deactivated for a game by the Steelers so don't tell me he is a super high character, team first player who would never cause any problems.

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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Looks like Hunter and Bey are the backups to the starting three WRs with Rodgers being the odd man out.


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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:45 pm 
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Who cares...Marcus Tucker will take on that role just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:39 pm 
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Charles Demarr wrote:
Who cares...Marcus Tucker will take on that role just fine.


I don't know. I'd like the 2016 Eli Rogers as my 4th receiver....the 2017 version obviously not.

I suppose DHB is serviceable as vet depth. Not sure I'm satisfied with Hunter as my #4 receiver. Maybe that role will end-up being Samuels, actually.

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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:01 pm 
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Justin Thomas has special athletic ability...The roster battles shall be interesting

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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Justin Thomas has special athletic ability...The roster battles shall be interesting

Randle El 2.0?


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 Post subject: Re: FA approaching regular season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:52 pm 
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I like tucker especially in the slot and can be just as good as Eli.
but going to like the battles in camp especially the back up spots.


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