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Redskins sign tight end Richard Rodgers


According to a Tuesday evening report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, veteran NFL tight end Richard Rodgers has found his next home around the league. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Rodgers has reportedly landed with the new-look Washington Redskins.

However, it has yet to be reported as to whether or not Rodgers has earned a multi-year deal from new head coach Ron Rivera and the rebuilding Redskins. The financial details surrounding this newly inked pact have yet to be reported as well.

This is not Rodgers’ first go-round in the NFC East, though. Prior to recently joining the Redskins, Rodgers suited up for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers while initially breaking into the professional ranks of the NFL back in 2014-15.

The 28-year-old tight end was originally selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Cal while spending the first four seasons of his professional tenure in Green Bay. He then spent the 2018-19 campaign with the Eagles before not playing in a regulation game last year.

For his NFL career as a whole, Rodgers has tallied 121 receptions for 1,173 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging just under 10 yards per catch along the way. As it stands today, Rodgers has appeared in an even 70 regular season games as a NFL tight end with only seven of those appearances coming as a member of the Eagles. It is also worth noting that 120 of his 121 career receptions came during his four seasons with the Packers.