Eagles sign Richard Rodgers

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The Eagles have agreed to terms with tight end Richard Rodgers on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

He adds much-needed depth at the position for Philadelphia, which lost Trey Burton in free agency and released Brent Celek.

Rodgers, 26, has spent his career in Green Bay since it made him a third-round pick in 2014. He played in 63 games with 24 starts with the Packers, making 120 catches for 1,166 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He played in 15 games last season, catching 12 passes for 160 yards and a score.

22 responses to “Eagles sign Richard Rodgers

  1. Great hands. Great work ethic. Good red zone target. Not a great blocker. He’s just really slow. Had a really good year his second year, but then seemed to regress.

  2. “Congrats on your escape Richard!” Ha.

    Yeah it really hurts to have one of the game’s best ever throwing to you and making the playoffs year after year. At least he didn’t suffer a 38-7 loss in the biggest game in a decade for a franchise.

    And he’ll always have one of the best ever Hail Mary catches as a memory.

  3. We have our HailHe caught the hail mary against the lions Mary Guy he is just a piece of the puzzle for the eagles he plays special teams also

  4. He should be congratulated on his escape, he is now free from Viking fans, posting nonsense regarding him, just because he is a Packer.

    He did a lot of things good, played every game in his career except one, but didn’t have the speed to be a dynamic TE the Packer have wanted since Finley retired. I don’ think it was never intended to be a starting TE, but much like the young man for Penn State (Quarless?) injuries always made him end up getting more playing time than what was likely intended.

  5. Would have been an okay 5th round pick given his speed, not a 3rd rounder. Good FA pick up by the Eagles at that price though.

  6. if the Packers QB had not flopped to the ground and yanked his own chinstrap sideways to cover his face while lying there, no penalty would (or should) have been called, so no free play. That was even more of a Fail Mary than anything in Seattle!

  7. And he’ll always have one of the best ever Hail Mary catches as a memory.
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    is it line A or B for the participation ribbons today stellar?

  8. ariani1985 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 9:32 am
    And he’ll always have one of the best ever Hail Mary catches as a memory.
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    is it line A or B for the participation ribbons today stellar?

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    Don’t go thank your education system for ability to comprehend written language.

    Participation ribbons are given when you show up or lose. Last I checked the Packers won that game.

    I know it won’t help your situation but hey its a free education from me. My donation to better society today.

  9. Eagles fans are getting a taste of how insecure Viking fans are through their lame posts. As though they didn’t already know.

  10. I like Richard but he always seemed to get tackled by the turf monster. He would make a catch in the open field but fall while running when no one else is around.

  11. @stellarperformance-

    Eagles fans got a taste of how pathetic Vikings fans are when they cried and whined after getting their asses handed to them in the NFC Championship game after their fans disrespected the Rocky statue and had all but written their ticket to the Super Bowl.

    We also saw how pathetic they were when they had campaigns to take Eagles fans to the wrong destinations on Uber.

    Felt good winning that 1st Lombardi on their field. True schadenfreude.

  12. nfcleast says:

    April 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    @stellarperformance-

    Eagles fans got a taste of how pathetic Vikings fans are when they cried and whined after getting their asses handed to them in the NFC Championship game after their fans disrespected the Rocky statue and had all but written their ticket to the Super Bowl.

    We also saw how pathetic they were when they had campaigns to take Eagles fans to the wrong destinations on Uber.

    Felt good winning that 1st Lombardi on their field. True schadenfreude.

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    What’s pathetic is treating opposing fans the way Eagles fans did just because of a stupid statue. No statue in the world gives any humans the right to physically/verbally treat people you did. It’s football at the end of the day. What the players do/ or don’t do have nothing to do with you and your life and in now way is it ever ok to act this way. I don’t care how good your team played or how poorly mine did (Vikings fan). And FYI…..very few did the UBER campaign. Most MN fans treated the Eagles fans with respect out of maybe a few, which is whte opposite in few. The marjoity of Eagles fans are horrible to opposing fans, while a few are decent.

    FYI…Rock isn’t a real person. The Vikings fans you were terrible to, are.

  13. @ajzinnecker-

    So all Eagles fans treated Vikings fans badly? Majority of Eagles fans treat opposing fans badly?

    You sound salty and butthurt…like Eagles fans used to. Enjoy being mad.

  14. nfcleast says:

    April 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    @ajzinnecker-

    So all Eagles fans treated Vikings fans badly? Majority of Eagles fans treat opposing fans badly?

    You sound salty and butthurt…like Eagles fans used to. Enjoy being mad.

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    Your not really getting the point. I could care less if the Vikings ever win a Superbowl. Football doesn’t run my life especially to the degree of mistreating humans. I’m not mad. I actually really like the Eagles as a Team and I cheered for your team in the Superbowl. They won and there is nothing to take away from how incredible their run is. But there is a thing called sportsmanship. And I’ve seen that the Eagles fans just don’t have it. You won, there is nothing to take away and you should be proud. But it’s not cool to treat fans badly even when you win or troll over the internet to the degree Eagles fans do (not all Eagles fans, but I”ve never seen the amount of it in other fanbases)

    I typically cheer for teams like the Eagles as I get sick of teams like the Pats winning it year after year. Carson Wentz is a very fun player to watch.

    Of course not all Eagles fans are bad. That’s blanket statement. I heard some Eagles fans tried to help Vikings fans, but than in turn got in fights with their own fans. That’s not the point. It’s the level of the behavior. I’ve been to tons of games here in MN, and even the worst fans in MN don’t do some of the things that happen in Philly. It’s a safe place to go to watch a game. Opposing fans will maybe get a little bit of “boo birds”, or some grief, but most of it is in good fun.

    There is absolutely nothing fun about throwing beer bottles (full ones), threating to sexually assault female fans, assault. I’ve heard from family members who have gone to Philly in the past how out of control it is. I just never really paid attention.

    Football games should be events you can brings kids to.

    Of course I’m not disappointed in how the Vikings season ended, but the main thing is this behavior is not ok. Butthurt, mad (which I’m not not) it doesn’t matter. Even if a few fans do it, or a lot of them. I wouldn’t go to a game in Philly for free. I’m happy for the fans and team, but fans should show some sportsmanship. I’ve been to Green Bay as an opposing fan, and Packer fans are super nice. Even when they don’t win, they congratulate us. Why not take a note from them?

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    ajzinnecker says:

    April 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    nfcleast says:

    April 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    @ajzinnecker-

    So all Eagles fans treated Vikings fans badly? Majority of Eagles fans treat opposing fans badly?

    You sound salty and butthurt…like Eagles fans used to. Enjoy being mad.

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    You do realize nobody in the NFC has lost more super bowls than the green doormats and everyone has multiples!!! BAAAAMMM baby!!

  16. @ajzinnecker-

    I get your point. You dont get mine.

    Philly is different from other regions in that the Eagles are part of the regional identity. So we bleed green. You said you dont care if the Vikings win or lose. Ill leave that statement alone.

    What Im saying is this….unless you were at the game…you’re relying on hearsay and speculation about Eagles fans…just hope that you’re equally as vigilant other other teams and their bad fans that arent replayed nationwide like ours are. Its old and tired especially when you got fans getting stabbed outside Cowboys games…fans killed outside Niners games….but those evil Eagles fans said mean words and hurt people’s feelings!!!!!

    Yes, the Eagles fanbase has bad guys like every team. Ive been to Giants games and been called every name in the book….I just didnt whine about it and judge all Giants fans.

    And to your earlier point…yes, Rocky isnt real but he’s a symbol of Philly pride. Ive traveled through Minnesota. Imagine if a bunch of Eagles fans went to Bemidji and disrespected the Paul Bunyan statue. You Viking fans would have lost their ever loving minds.

  17. No team has more postseason losses than the Vikings, including all pre-merger seasons when only ten teams played. You’d think there would be a lot of repeat losers in those years, but not as many as the Vikings. The Vikings need to win four SuperBowls in a row just to have another team get anywhere close to their all-time record.

    What makes this distinction worse is the all-time NFL record for one-and-done appearances in the postseason, also held by the Vikings. If not for a fluky, lucky win against a better Saints team this past season, they would’ve easily added to that record.

    When you talk one-and-done, you’re talking Vikings. When you’re talking SuperBowl losers, you’re talking Vikings.

    Did you see the Vikings walking off the field in Philly? If a player will soon get thrown out for lowering his head, the entire team would’ve been penalized.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    April 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    No team has more postseason losses than the Vikings, including all pre-merger seasons when only ten teams played. You’d think there would be a lot of repeat losers in those years, but not as many as the Vikings. The Vikings need to win four SuperBowls in a row just to have another team get anywhere close to their all-time record.

    What makes this distinction worse is the all-time NFL record for one-and-done appearances in the postseason, also held by the Vikings. If not for a fluky, lucky win against a better Saints team this past season, they would’ve easily added to that record.

    When you talk one-and-done, you’re talking Vikings. When you’re talking SuperBowl losers, you’re talking Vikings.

    Did you see the Vikings walking off the field in Philly? If a player will soon get thrown out for lowering his head, the entire team would’ve been penalized

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    If the Vikngs are so horrible, why are you so bitter? It’s funny reading your and your fellow pack trolls posts. You guys actually think the packers are a threat to the Vikings even thinking that the Viking/ packer game is a rivalry game. To have a rivalry game the teams should be matched up evenly. The Vikings have beaten the pack 4 out of the last 5 and will sweep again this year. Now the Bear/packers are a rivalry game.

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