The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed veteran tight finish Richard Rodgers on Friday afternoon, based on an official announcement from the crew.
This improvement marks the fourth time the Eagles have re-signed Rodgers since he first signed a contract with the crew again in April 2018. The opposite ones prior to now came about in March 2019, December 2019, and September 2020.
Rodgers coming again for yet one more stint in Philly hardly qualifies as a shock. We wrote in regards to the chance earlier this yr:
REVIEW: The Eagles introduced Dick Rod again for his fourth stint in Philly early final season. It ended up being an honest signing with Ertz and Goedert each struggling accidents! Rodgers skilled the second-best season of his profession. In what ought to function an enormous indictment on the standard of the Eagles’ roster, he was some of the environment friendly offensive choices final yr.
OUTLOOK: The Eagles might do worse than to convey again Rodgers on the minimal. Ideally, although, they’ll be trying to churn the underside of the roster and never convey again a 29-year-old with out upside.
Eagles followers right here at BGN leaned in the direction of eager to see Dick Rod return:
Now again within the fold, Rodgers will doubtless function the Eagles’ No. 2 tight finish behind presumed starter Dallas Goedert. Zach Ertz is at the moment nonetheless on the roster nevertheless it solely looks like a matter of time till he’s truly traded or launched. On that entrance, Josina Anderson just lately advised the Buffalo Payments might nonetheless be in play:
As of conversations as we speak, my understanding is that apprehensions with manufacturing & consistency on the #Payments tight finish spot are nonetheless a subject of dialog in Buffalo. One thing to control, particularly with of us nonetheless staking out Zach Ertz’s scenario in Philly.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 11, 2021
With Goedert and Rodgers doubtless ending up as the highest two choices, there’s a contest for the third spot behind them. The contenders embody Jack Stoll, Jason Croom, Caleb Wilson, Hakeem Butler, and Tyree Jackson. It’s potential the Eagles might hold two from that group as a substitute of Rodgers, particularly since he doubtless re-signed for the minimal (or near it). However the guess right here is that Dick Rod sticks. And Stoll is likely to be the favourite because the No. 3 choice.
Rodgers has the makings of a cromulent No. 2 tight finish. He’s an enough pass-catcher and he contributes on particular groups.