Rodgers could parlay his past experience as a third-down back into a role he can hold onto for "a while". After Jeremy Langford struggled with dropped passes last year, and as he tries to improve in pass protection, Rodgers will have an opportunity to get into the mix on third down if he's able to earn it during training camp.
Jacquizz Rodgers re-signed with the Chicago Bears , inking a one-year deal, the Bears official website reports.
Rodgers missed most of the 2015 season, as he was placed on injured-reserve with a broken arm. During the five games he played last year, he had 14 carries for 41 yards along with one reception for 10 yards. He'll likely provide backfield depth behind Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey.
Jacquizz Rodgers has been placed on the Chicago Bears ' injured reserve list after suffering a fractured arm in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Rodgers' broken right arm will end his season after just five games and likely result in rookie Jeremy Langford seeing even more snaps behind starter Matt Forte at running back. While Ka'Deem is in the mix as well, Chicago also signed free agent Antone Smith on Monday to replace Rodgers going forward.
Jacquizz Rodgers ' right arm was "heavily" wrapped and in a sling after Sunday's contest at Kansas City, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Rodgers received his typical allotment of touches in Week 5 -- three carries for three yards -- but the injury places a cloud over his availability going forward. If he's at all hindered next Sunday in Detroit, Jeremy Langford would be in line for a bit more work behind Matt Forte.
Running back Jacquizz Rodgers gained 3 yards and two carries and failed to reel in his only target in the Chicago Bears ' Week 4 win over the Oakland Raiders .
For the second consecutive week, Rodgers saw more offensive snaps (nine) than fellow backup Jeremy Langford (three). However, the minimal usage of both players suggests Matt Forte is still on tap for a heavy workload each week.
Even if Forte goes down with an injury, Rodgers' small stature makes him better suited for change-of-pace duty than an every-down role.
|P2||8/18/16||@ NE||8:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/16||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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