The Kansas City Chiefs improved the depth in their receiving corps by signing FA WR Da'Rick Rogers, but he won't be the last receiver they add this offseason.
Once upon a time, Rogers was one of the top high school wide receivers in the nation. A 5-Star recruit who eventually chose Tennessee after de-committing from Georgia, he excelled in his sophomore season but ended up dismissed from the program after failing multiple drug tests. He turned things around at Tennessee Tech, where he transferred after being kicked off the team, and did enough to earn an NFL combine invite in 2013.
Rogers went undrafted, but earned a spot on the Bills roster. After getting released as part of Buffalo's final 2013 roster cuts, he wound up finding a home on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. Rogers worked his way up to the active roster, and had a breakout game against the Bengals that December, racking up 107 receiving yards and 2 TDs.
It looked like Rogers would be a key part of Indiana's receiving corps in 2014, but he was arrested for DUI in September and summarily released. He spent October through the end of the season without a team. There's no debating Rogers' talent - he wouldn't have gotten nearly this many second chances if he didn't have the potential to be a game-changer.
If he pans out, Rogers can be a solid pickup for the Chiefs...but no one will be holding their breath. The Chiefs have been widely tipped to take a WR in the first round of May's 2015 draft, and they could also explore the deep free agent pool to make a run at someone like Randall Cobb or Jeremy Maclin. Anyone who saw the Chiefs wide receivers in 2014 would agree that they need some major upgrades, and while Rogers is a good start, he won't transform this unit into one of the NFL's best by himself.Back to the Kansas City Chiefs Newsfeed