Cleveland Browns

Browns to work out Eli Rogers

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Since taking over as general manager for the Cleveland Browns, John Dorsey has searched every avenue possible to add talent to the roster.

The wide receiver position currently holds Jarvis Landry, Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman, Antonio Callaway among others. That isn’t stopping Dorsey from potentially adding more to the room.

The former Pittsburgh Steeler is working out with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rogers spent the last three seasons with Pittsburgh after going undrafted in 2015. His official rookie season in 2016 he made an impact in the Steelers offense as the slot receiver with 48 catches for 594 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.

Last season he appeared in 14 games but with the emergence of rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster as well as the return of Martavis Bryant, Rogers production went down and only had 18 catches for 149 yards and one touchdown.

He made five catches for 42 yards in the divisional round of the playoffs against Jacksonville but also suffered a torn ACL in the final drive of the game.

The big reason I think he’s working out for Cleveland is the familiarity with the offensive scheme run by new Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley was with Rogers during his time in Pittsburgh and obviously he liked what Rogers was able to do in the offense and is vouching for him to get a look by Dorsey and the front office.

If Rogers is completely healthy just six months after surgery, it wouldn’t hurt for the Browns to give him a shot through training camp and the preseason to see what he could potentially bring to the offense. That is of course if he doesn’t sign with Kansas City or Oakland before he even makes it to Cleveland.

 

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