More for Eli Rogers could be less for Martavis Bryant

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Steelers receiver Eli Rogers may be emerging from the doghouse. Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant could be heading there. Sort of.

As explained by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rogers could end up playing on Sunday in Kansas City, three weeks after a muffed punt in Chicago contributed to a loss to the Bears. On Wednesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suggested that Rogers will be back.

“He’s an inside slot guy who knows how to get open in man really quick,” Roethlisberger said, via Bouchette. “He takes pride in his work. He almost never makes mistakes; if he does, he grows from it. I’m just excited for him to get his opportunity again.”

Bouchette notes that, although the disappearance of Rogers was attributed to the muffed punt, he’d been having issues running pass routes. Now, he could return to the slot.

Also from Bouchette: Roethlisberger, in his weekly radio spot on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, said that this could result in rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster sliding outside, giving Bryant a break.

Bryant has 15 catches for 204 yards and one touchdown through five games. Smith-Schuster has 12 for 160 yards and two scores. Rogers has caught only six passes for 54 yards.

12 responses to “More for Eli Rogers could be less for Martavis Bryant

  1. the receiver corps has been a disaster for FF…I have brown and Bryant and brown and you cant not start AB and you don’t want to sit Bryant because when you do he takes the top off the D….ben has to do a better job, simple as that

  2. Not sure that the best way to get Bryant really rolling again in the offense, which the Steelers profess to want to do, is to maybe start taking away or limiting his playing time at this point in the season?! He is showing sings of knocking the rust off and coming around.
    Rogers can be a valuable weapon in the offense, but maybe a better course would be to have Brown and Bryant on the outside, with Rogers in the slot, and the promising rookie, Smith-Shuster, backing up and working in both outside and inside, until he becomes a quality starter, which it looks like he will.

  3. The Steelers need Robert and not Hunter. Let’s face it they also need some lucky bounces go their way and all this scrutiny would be gone. It’s a game of bounces and as a Steeler fan of 35+ years they have gotten theirs.

  4. It’s Landry Jones time, people. Big Ben is spent and is looking more and more like Peyton Manning in his last year in that it is blindingly obvious his skill set has eroded to the point it’s hurting his team.

  5. Regardless of whose playing, the Steelers just need to start playing offensively like their supposed to and they will. This is just a speedbump on offense. My concern is the run defense needs to start playing much better then they have the last few weeks. Too many long runs that the Steelers run defense typically doesn’t give up.

  6. Ben needs to spread the ball out and not throw every pass to the whiny Brown – Hint, it will make your team a lot better by spreading the ball around and not forcing it to one guy practically every play

  7. peytonwantsaflag says:
    October 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm
    hah- rogers is a number 3 at best on most teams,

    they are grasping

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    I mean he did have 48 grabs for 600 yards and 3 scores last year oh and at Best he will be our number 3 but will most likely stay at number 4 replacing Hunter. That was a real nice try though. Keep it up some day you may get this trolling thing down.

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