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TE Richard Rodgers - Green Bay Packers

6-4, 257Born: 1-22-1992College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 3

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17 at DET 35 1 14 0 0 1.4
18 vs NYG 25 0 0 0 0 0
19 at DAL 0 1 34 1 0 9.4
20 at ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 19 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 34 / 1 rec)

If you're going to make just one catch in a game, a 34-yard touchdown is the way to do it. On the play, Richard Rodgers ran right past linebacker Sean Lee, and Aaron Rodgers dropped a pass to him while he was wide open. The tight end showed excellent focus as the ball fell a bit short and passed right through the defender's outstretched arms and into Rodgers'. The tight end caught the ball falling backwards and rolled into the end zone.

2016 Week 17 vs DET (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Rodgers saw just one target, a 14-yard catch and run early in the second quarter. He is buried deep behind Jared Cook in the pecking order.

2016 Week 16 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)

Rodgers did a great job extending for a first down on one catch in his own end, and then scored on his second (and last) target. On that play, Rodgers sliced down the field, keeping the defender outside of the route, caught the ball on the run and dove into the end zone.

2016 Week 15 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Rodgers is way down in the pecking order these days, though he still sees the field a fair amount (20 out of 61 snaps on Sunday). He isn't going to see much of an uptick in targets though, with Jared Cook, Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson doing well.

2016 Week 14 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Even with Jared Cook out in the second half, Richard Rodgers wasn't a factor for the offense. While he was on the field for 58 percent of the offensive snaps (34 of 59 total snaps), he was primarily a blocker or an afterthought.

2016 Week 13 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

With the arrival of Jared Cook, the ascendancy of Davante Adams, as well as Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb getting back to normal, Rodgers' role has been reduced to almost nothing.

2016 Week 12 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

While he was only targeted once, Rodgers was on the field for 26 snaps and did a fair amount of blocking. That appears to be his overall role though, and any targets he was getting have moved to either Jared Cook or one of the receivers.

2016 Week 11 vs WAS (4 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)

Rodgers has quickly been surpassed by Jared Cook, as he was on the field half the time Cook was. He made several nice catches but got very little yards after the catch and it was clear that Cook can be a difference maker more effectively than Rodgers ever could.

2016 Week 10 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)

Rodgers had a shaky day, including a big drop on fourth down early in the fourth quarter. The throw was low and he had to go down to his knees but he it hit him in the hands and he still dropped the pass.

2016 Week 9 vs IND (10 / 6 / 64 / 0 rec)

The Colts have issues covering tight ends, so it seemed as though the Packers were trying to take advantage of it early on, and Rodgers saw a lot of targets early. While there was some early success like a 12-yard reception with a defender draped on him in the first quarter and a 22-yard reception on a deeper out pattern, eventually the Colts adjusted and the game script moved away from Rodgers. He reemerged in the third quarter to some more success, catching several passes for first downs or near first downs.

2016 Week 7 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Rodgers was absolutely mugged on his first target and drew a pass interference penalty, and made a nice catch across the middle just short of a first down a little later.

2016 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Richard Rodgers could have caught his first target-a pass as he crossed the deep middle of the field - but it was thrown behind him and was a difficult play to make. R. Rodgers had a pair of short receptions, one of which he turned upfield for a nice gain, but was otherwise quiet.

2016 Week 5 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

The defense did a very good job of blanketing Richard Rodgers with coverage, so much so that he only once had an uncontested opportunity--on a screen pass in the first quarter. He was targeted twice in the end zone, but the Giants made very good plays to disrupt the passes.

2016 Week 3 vs DET (3 / 2 / 9 / 1 rec)

Richard Rodgers first catch was for a touchdown as he ran out into the flat and was followed by a bootlegging Aaron Rodgers, before the quarterback threw a soft pass to him and the tight end dove for the end zone.

2016 Week 2 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Rodgers biggest play was virtually clotheslining a pass rusher on an Eddie Lacy run, which resulted in a holding penalty. He made two nice catches over the middle, gaining a first down with one of them.

2016 Week 1 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

The good news here is Rodgers saw one more target than fellow tight end Jared Cook, who had seemed locked into Aaron Rodgers' radar. The bad news is the targets were too few to make a difference and with Jordy Nelson back, the red zone targets Richard Rodgers got last season appear to be going back to Nelson.


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