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Cal in NFL: Richard Rodgers Back on Eagles Practice Squad

Tight end has been on and off rosters all season

Former Cal tight end Richard Rodgers was put back on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on Monday as he continues his comings and goings on NFL squads.

OK, follow along the Rodgers path of transactions the past several weeks.

The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Rodgers had been with the Eagles since the 2018 season, playing in 21 games. He was effective for the Eagles last season playing in 13 games, with four starts, and he recorded 25 receptions for 352 yards and two touchdowns.

However, he was released during the final cutdowns before the regular season began, even though the Eagles kept four tight ends.

On Sept. 21, he was signed to the Eagles' practice squad when tight end Zach Ertz was put on COVID-19 list. There was a possibility Rodgers might play against Dallas Monday night a few days later, but Ertz was cleared from the COVID list and played against the Cowboys, so Rodgers did not play.

Rodgers was released from the Eagles' practice squad a day later.

Then Rodgers signed with the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad on Oct. 13 because Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams was placed on injured reserve.

However, the Cardinals acquired Ertz in a trade with the Eagles a few days later, and Rodgers was released from Arizona's practice squad.

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Then he signed with the Eagles' practice squad on Oct. 20, and a few days later was elevated to the active roster for the Oct. 24 game against the Raiders. He was on the field for seven offensive plays in that game, but did not have a pass thrown his way.

Then on Monday, he was placed back on the Eagles' practice squad.

Who knows what will happen next.


Cover photo of Richard Rodgers is by Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports


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