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TE Richard Rodgers signs with Eagles

Posted Apr 6, 2018

An updated look at the Packers' 2018 offseason


GREEN BAY – Former Packers tight end Richard Rodgers has signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Friday.

Rodgers, a third-round pick by Green Bay in 2014, was an unrestricted free agent.

The 6-foot-4, 257-pound tight end played in 70 of a possible 71 games (including playoffs) for the Packers, catching 120 passes for 1,166 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Rodgers is best remembered for his game-winning 61-yard touchdown catch off a Hail Mary from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to seal a 27-23 road win over Detroit on Dec. 3, 2015. Rodgers’ 146 receiving yards against the Lions also set a new franchise single-game record for Packers tight ends.

He became just the fourth Packers tight end to record a season with more than 55 receptions in 2015, catching 58 passes for 510 yards and eight touchdowns.

Here’s an updated look at the Packers’ 2018 offseason:

Acquired (4)

CB Tramon Williams (signed March 23)

TE Jimmy Graham (signed March 16)

DL Muhammad Wilkerson (signed March 15)

QB DeShone Kizer (acquired in a trade for CB Damarious Randall, March 15)

Re-signed (1)

CB Herb Waters (signed March 15)

Unrestricted free agents (9)

LB Ahmad Brooks

S Morgan Burnett (signed with Pittsburgh, March 20)

DT Quinton Dial

G Jahri Evans

LS Brett Goode

CB Davon House

WR Jeff Janis (signed with Cleveland, March 30)

T Ulrick John

TE Richard Rodgers (signed with Philadelphia, April 6)

Restricted free agents (2)

LB Joe Thomas (signed with Dallas, March 22)

P Jacob Schum

Exclusive-rights free agents (10)

WR Geronimo Allison (tendered)

CB Donatello Brown (tendered)

QB Joe Callahan (tendered)

WR Michael Clark (tendered)

FB Joe Kerridge (tendered)

G Justin McCray (tendered)

G/T Adam Pankey (tendered)

G Lucas Patrick (tendered)

LS Taybor Pepper

S Jermaine Whitehead (tendered)

 
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