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49ers sign top CFL receiver Eric Rogers

VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 30:  Eric Rogers #80 of the Calgary Stampeders makes a catch during the 102nd Grey Cup Championship Game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at BC Place November 30, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Calgary won 20-16. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) Getty Images

After Eric Rogers led the Canadian Football League with 1,448 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last year, he drew a lot of interest from the NFL. And now he’s heading to San Francisco.

Rogers is signing with the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Rogers is getting a $125,000 signing bonus and another $100,000 in guaranteed salary. That’s the most lucrative guarantee for a player from the CFL since the Dolphins gave Cameron Wake a $1 million signing bonus in 2008.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Rogers looks like a good fit for 49ers coach Chip Kelly’s offense. The 49ers were one of 16 NFL teams that brought him in for a visit before he decided to sign.

Rogers grew up in Southern California and attended Cal Lutheran. After finishing his college career he briefly spent time with the Cowboys in 2013 before playing for the Portland Thunder in Arena football and then the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL.

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21 Responses to “49ers sign top CFL receiver Eric Rogers”
  1. niners816 says: Jan 20, 2016 3:47 PM

    I like where this offseason is going so far. Low cost/high reward. Good move! Seattle still sucks! Go Niners!

  2. mzoltek says: Jan 20, 2016 3:50 PM

    Chip worked him out here in Philly a little over a month ago, 1 hour after his presser in SF he is a Niner. Guess he got his man…

  3. troylok says: Jan 20, 2016 3:51 PM

    Now I can name one receiver for the 49’ers.

  4. Black in America says: Jan 20, 2016 3:53 PM

    However this guy does, I just want to see him once sprint towards the line of scrimmage before the snap.

    “Muscle Memory coach, my bad.”

  5. pintheb says: Jan 20, 2016 3:54 PM

    Who?

    – A Niners fan

  6. niners816 says: Jan 20, 2016 3:57 PM

    troylok says:
    Jan 20, 2016 3:51 PM
    Now I can name one receiver for the 49’ers.
    ———–
    Never heard of Torrey Smith or Anquan Boldin? Are you a Seattle fan? They can’t name their players either.

  7. pamperpro says: Jan 20, 2016 3:59 PM

    From one cfl team to another

  8. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 20, 2016 4:09 PM

    With any luck, he could turn into the next Emmanuel Arceneaux. Or maybe Duron Carter.

  9. briang123 says: Jan 20, 2016 4:12 PM

    Duran Carter would be in the league if it weren’t for his father’s fall guy comments.

  10. rainponcho87 says: Jan 20, 2016 4:30 PM

    Offseason checkmate, Seattle.

  11. bigwalt2990 says: Jan 20, 2016 4:42 PM

    So Chip is playing GM again?…that’s a good move…

  12. mlenenski says: Jan 20, 2016 5:09 PM

    Maybe they need to take a hard look at this guy’s quarterback too!

  13. squawktalkseahawk says: Jan 20, 2016 5:37 PM

    You know, I think the 49ers “fans” on PFT need to lay off the “Seahawks suck” comments for the foreseeable future.
    It’s just sad and a remnant of a time when Santa Clara was relevant.
    See you in 2021 and maybe we can renew the rivalry.

  14. acehawk55 says: Jan 20, 2016 5:37 PM

    Whiners fans are gloating about getting a CFL player. Look how far that franchise has fallen in three years.

  15. pintheb says: Jan 20, 2016 5:47 PM

    12th “fans” commenting on every post that has anything to do with the Niners. It’s sad. Funny part is both teams are now watching playoffs from their couches. But let’s continue to gloat about our 1 (one) championship.

    Twelves….

  16. jonsnowforpresident says: Jan 20, 2016 6:27 PM

    Lol 49er fans gotta resort to calling out Seahawks fans on their on post before any Seahawks fans even say anything, then talk about seasons ending and watching the playoffs from the couch… The 49ers season was over 4 months ago bro

  17. whenwilliteverend says: Jan 20, 2016 7:10 PM

    So this guy had sixteen teams interested in him and he decided to sign with the 49ers? He may regret that. One would have to presume that one of those sixteen teams had a better option at QB than SF. It’s always nice to see an underdog succeed but choosing the 49ers may have just made that road a little tougher. It doesn’t matter how good you are when the QB on your team sucks.

  18. cornhusker44 says: Jan 21, 2016 1:17 AM

    there it is – Sheattles window well and truly closed. But as usual anything 49ers related they arrive. The Bandwagon rolls up. A few sad, lonely and dejected “fans” fall off. Desperately the search and scramble, looking for reasons to become relevant to 49ers fans. They crave recognition, frantically clawing at any shred of an opportunity to create their rivalary. A faux rivalry, only outshone be their faux dynasty, but still they cling to this imaginary float. Truth is they have nothing. An empty shell. Their only glow a single Lombardi for their years of dominance. The are dark, lonely sad characters. Craving the Red and Gold reverence, seeking the history of a storied, world wide brand, only to be trodden on and forgotten like the majority of their fellow “followers”. Their final despair, a scared ignorance of reality. AFC? NFC? No one knows. They are of no significance. Their stadium, old, decrepit, hollow. Stolen nickname, stamped on by a school. Their greatest ever players remain unknown to the throng. One day, one day one day, in an NFL far, far away, they hope to be important. For now they are bitter, pained, denied status. Denied a stage. They grasp frantically at the alter of greatness. Dazzled, transfixed, wide eyed at our 5. Unfit for purpose they crawl back to the rain. Loss is tragic. Show pity fellow Faithful. They are worthy of pity at least. Just pity.

  19. rainponcho87 says: Jan 21, 2016 2:50 AM

    squawktalkseahawk says:
    Jan 20, 2016 5:37 PM
    You know, I think the 49ers “fans” on PFT need to lay off the “Seahawks suck” comments for the foreseeable future.
    It’s just sad and a remnant of a time when Santa Clara was relevant.
    See you in 2021 and maybe we can renew the rivalry.

    ——————–
    Why? Because Seattle barely made the playoffs and were essentially one and done except for a fluke short field goal miss, then got drilled by the #1 NFC seed, 31-0 in one half. You’re not as close to competing as you think.

  20. niners816 says: Jan 21, 2016 9:06 AM

    jonsnowforpresident says:
    Jan 20, 2016 6:27 PM
    Lol 49er fans gotta resort to calling out Seahawks fans on their on post before any Seahawks fans even say anything, then talk about seasons ending and watching the playoffs from the couch… The 49ers season was over 4 months ago bro
    —————-
    It’s not hard to call out a Seahawks “fan” when there is only 6 of them.

  21. completefan says: Jan 21, 2016 10:14 AM

    “Maybe they need to take a hard look at this guy’s quarterback too!”
    ————————

    Come to think of it, brilliant idea! Bo Levi Mitchell would be great in Chip Kelly’s offence.

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