After Super Bowl hero Trey Burton bolted the Eagles in free agency to sign a lucrative multi-year deal with the Chicago Bears, and Brent Celek was released last month, the Eagles found themselves in need of some tight end depth. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are hoping to have found some of that depth by inking former Packers tight end Richard Rodgers to a one-year deal:
#Packers free agent TE Richard Rodgers is signing a 1-year deal with the #Eagles, source said. He goes to a place that uses the TE as much as anyone to reboot his career. He hopes to recreate the success from 2015, when he had 8 TDs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2018
Rodgers saw his role in the Green Bay offense significantly diminish over the past two seasons after hauling in 58 catches for 510 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015. In 31 games played since then, Rodgers has only 42 catches on 65 targets for 431 yards and three touchdowns.
His most memorable moment came in December 2015 in a game at Detroit. With the Packers trailing 23-20 and at midfield, Rodgers hauled in a 61-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers as time expired to help pull off a stunning victory.
Richard Rodgers has signed with the Eagles. Thanks for all that work you put in 💪 pic.twitter.com/xVDJz9bgVH
— 🧀 (@HailRodgers12) April 4, 2018