Eagles Re-Sign TE Richard Rodgers
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles have re-signed veteran tight end Richard Rodgers to a two-year deal.
Rodgers, 27, originally signed with Philadelphia last spring but much of his 2018-19 season was erased due to a preseason knee injury.
By the time the veteran made it back after spending the first half of the campaign on injured reserve rookie second-round pick Dallas Goedert had settled in as the No. 2 tight end behind Pro Bowl star Zach Ertz.
Rodgers settled in as the third tight end down the stretch after Josh Perkins went down with his own injury but played sparingly, participating in just 42 snaps over the final six regular-season games and just three reps in the two playoff games.
Ertz, who is coming off an NFL record 116-catch season for TEs, and Goedert, an emerging star as a dual-threat in-line option, will remain atop the depth chart but Rodgers brings a veteran alternative as both an in-line blocker and capable pass catcher who can also chip in on special teams for Dave Fipp.
Perkins, who is more of a movement TE, and Will Tye are also on the offseason roster at TE.
Rodgers started his career in Green Bay where he lined up all over the formation at times -- in-line, detached and even in the backfield as a fullback.
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