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.
Remarkably, Rodgers' receiving total was only 11 yards behind tight end Zach Miller for the team lead, on a day in which the Bears punted on all 10 of their possessions.
It's worth noting that Rodgers seemed to move back ahead of Jeremy Langford on the depth chart after seeing fewer snaps a weak earlier, but it's difficult to see either backup running back carve out a notable role behind starter Matt Forte.
After ranking second in running-back snaps for the Bears in the season opener, Rodgers seemed to be bypassed in favor of rookie Jeremy Langford on Sunday. Langford finished the afternoon with six carries to Rodgers' two, and was on the field for the entirety of the Bears' 11-play touchdown drive in the second quarter while starter Matt Forte rested.
Forte remains in line to receive the bulk of the snaps at the position, but look for Langford to take on an increased role in the weeks to come, especially if the 0-2 Bears fall out of playoff contention early. Such a development would likely result in Rodgers seeing his snap count plunge even further from here.
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