Rodgers netted zero yards on his sole rush but hauled in all eight of his targets for 102 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-3 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. However, he also fumbled into the end zone after a catch, which was recovered by Washington. This was an ultimate mixed bag for the veteran running back, who generated a career high in receptions and receiving yards. However, Rodgers also had the ball punched out of his grasp after a reception early in the fourth quarter at the Redskins' 19-yard line, leading to a recovery in the end zone by Washington's Zach Brown. It was that type of afternoon for the Buccaneers, which turned the ball over on three occasions in opposing territory. On the bright side, Rodgers continues to enjoy a solid complementary role in the offense, although that could naturally be affected whenever Ronald Jones II returns from a hamstring injury.
Rodgers rushed twice for 14 yards and brought in two of three targets for minus-4 yards in the Buccaneers' 42-28 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. With Ronald Jones II (hamstring) out of action Sunday, Rodgers once again served as Peyton Barber's primary backup. The veteran actually generated the Bucs' longest run of the day (15 yards), and he's now logged at least one carry in three straight games. However, Rodgers' role will continue to be capped in similar fashion to Sunday unless an injury were to strike Barber.
Rodgers rushed once for four yards and brought in all four of his targets for 25 yards in the Buccaneers' 37-34 loss to the Bengals on Sunday. Rodgers didn't have an opportunity to return any kicks Sunday, but he was able to log some meaningful time from scrimmage for the second consecutive week. The veteran running back notably totaled three times the amount of playing time as that of second-round pick Ronald Jones II (hamstring), seeing action on 33 offensive snaps as compared to the latter's 11. Jones' current injury and overall lack of production coupled with Rodgers' reliability as a pass catcher figures to keep the 28-year-old involved in the offense to a modest degree for the foreseeable future.
Rodgers rushed three times for eight yards and brought in his only target for 11 yards in the Buccaneers' 26-23 overtime win over the Browns on Sunday. The Bucs changed things up on the playing time front Sunday, with Rodgers logging a robust 30 snaps from scrimmage and one more offensive play than rookie Ronald Jones. There's no indication yet that this is more than a one-game aberration, as Rodgers had been limited to special teams work since Jones was first activated in Week 4 against the Bears.
Rodgers returned two kickoffs for 31 yards in the Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. Rodgers did not see any work from scrimmage for the second consecutive game, a trend that's coincided with the active status of rookie Ronald Jones II. The versatile veteran will likely be relegated to special teams work moving forward unless there are injuries in front of him.
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