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Top Armani Rogers News

  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Past Achilles injury

    Rogers (Achilles) was spotted on the field last week participating during the Commanders' OTAs, Bryan Manning of USA Today reports.

    Rogers missed the entire 2023 campaign due to a torn Achilles' tendon, but he looks to be healthy again and ready to compete for a roster spot heading into the 2024 season. The 26-year-old appeared in 11 games in 2022, catching five of his six targets for 64 yards while playing 375 total snaps (158 on offense).

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Progressing well in recovery

    Rogers, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in May, is expected back for offseason workouts, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

    Rogers spent the entirety of what was to be his second NFL season on IR with the injury. According to Fortier, the Ohio product is about 80 percent recovered and doing linear running, with the next step being to make cuts and continue to get into football shape.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Placed on IR

    Rogers (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve by the Commanders on Tuesday, Zach Selby of Washington's official site reports.

    Rogers suffered a torn Achilles in May and he will now spend the entirety of the 2023 campaign on the sidelines. The 25-year-old was set to compete for depth spot behind Logan Thomas at tight end this season, but the likes of John Bates, Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges will now vie for the top reserve spot.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Torn Achilles confirmed

    Rogers was diagnosed Wednesday with a torn Achilles' tendon is slated to undergo surgery next week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Per Rapoport, an MRI confirmed that Rogers suffered damage to his Achilles during Tuesday's OTA practice.The 25-year-old tight end, who caught five balls on six targets for 64 yards in 11 games last season, was expected to compete for a depth spot in a position group that also includes Logan Thomas, John Bates, Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges. While Rogers is expected to make a full recovery from his upcoming surgery, he'll likely miss the entire 2023 season.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Suffers injury

    Rogers suffered a non-contact Achilles injury during Tuesday's OTA practice, Pete Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Rogers will presumably be sent in for an MRI before the Commanders provided an updated diagnosis as well as a timeline for the tight end's return to the field. The 25-year-old played in 11 games for the Commanders last season, recording five catches on six targets for 64 yards.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Converts to TE as rookie

    Rogers caught five of six targets for 64 yards in 11 games during the 2022 season.

    Rogers was a dual-threat QB at UNLV and Ohio before catching on with the Commanders as an undrafted free agent and converting to tight end. He's listed at only 225 pounds, but the team nonetheless trusted him to play at least 13 snaps in five straight games Weeks 6-10 while John Bates, Logan Thomas and Cole Turner alternately dealt with injuries. Rogers likely will be tasked with adding weight this offseason and could make a push up the depth chart with no mainstay ahead of him, though he's already 25 and faces an uphill battle to approximate Thomas' unusual career arc (also a college QB, and a late bloomer in the pros).

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Good to go for Week 18

    The Commanders activated Rogers (knee/ankle) from injured reserve Saturday.

    Rogers landed on IR with knee and ankle injuries following the Week 10 contest versus Philadelphia. The undrafted rookie was then designated to return to practice Dec. 28, and he'll now be available for Sunday's regular-season finale versus Dallas. Rogers has caught five of six targets for 64 yards across 10 games this season, and it's likely he'll continue to slot into a supplemental role alongside Cole Turner and John Bates while Logan Thomas serves as the team's primary receiving tight end.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Set to return to practice

    Rogers (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Rogers has been out since late November while dealing with knee and ankle injuries, but he will now have a shot at being activated before the end of the regular season. The tight end has appeared in 10 games this year, reeling in five catches for 64 yards while also rushing for 24 yards on his only carry. Rogers has split time evenly between the offensive unit and special teams and he will likely return to a similar role if activated.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Lands on IR

    Washington placed Rogers (knee/ankle) on injured reserve Saturday, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.

    Rogers was already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans due to knee and ankle injuries, but he'll now be forced to miss at least the next four contests. In his absence, John Bates and Cole Turner will operate as the primary backups to Logan Thomas.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Won't play Sunday

    Rogers (knee/ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, John Keim of reports.

    Rogers will miss his first game of the 2022-23 campaign as a result of knee and ankle issues. The 24-year-old has played a complementary role on Washington's offense through the team's first 10 contests, but John Bates and Cole Turner are slated for additional tight-end snaps Sunday in Houston behind starter Logan Thomas.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Gets first NFL carry

    Rogers had a 24-yard carry but no targets in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Minnesota.

    Rogers finished third among Washington's tight ends with 13 snaps (20 percent) but arguably had the biggest contribution with his long gain on an end-around to convert a 3rd-and-short. While unlikely to make much of a dent as a pass catcher this season, the college QB could be part of trick plays on occasion and seems to be a better blocker than one might expect of an undersized, converted tight end. Next up for Rogers are road games against the Eagles (Week 10) and Texans (Week 11).

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Targeted twice

    Rogers caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 17-16 win over Indianapolis

    The rookie played 36 percent of the offensive snaps even with Logan Thomas back in the lineup, and Thomas finished without a target despite leading the team's TEs with a 56 percent snap share. John Bates also got a good bit of playing time, 33 percent, and Thomas could take on more work in Week 9 against Minnesota now that he's returned from a three-walk absence due to a calf injury. Rogers thus appears unlikely to see more than a target or two, but he's put himself on the map for deeper dynasty leagues at least, earning playing time as an undrafted rookie after playing a different position (QB) in college.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Catches three passes

    Rogers caught three of three targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Packers, playing 51 percent of offensive snaps in a 23-21 victory.

    Logan Thomas (calf) was inactive, John Bates played through a hamstring injury, and Cole Turner was forced out of the game with a concussion. Still, it was a nice showing from Rogers, a college QB who earned a roster spot this summer after going undrafted. While listed at only 225 pounds, Rogers has played just over 50 percent of his snaps as an inline tight end, rather than strictly being used as a pass catcher. He could have a role again Week 8 against the Colts, especially if some combination of Thomas, Bates and Turner is/are limited or absent.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Overcomes odds to win roster spot

    Rogers, a college quarterback, has a spot on the Commanders' initial 53-man roster as a tight end, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    The undrafted rookie didn't have many big plays in the preseason -- he caught five of seven targets for 33 yards -- but he did get snaps with the first-team offense after injuries wiped out Washington's TE depth. While his spot on the 53-man roster is tenuous, Rogers should at least land on the practice squad even if he slides down the depth chart as other players return to health.

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  • Commanders' Armani Rogers: Gets preseason start

    Rogers will start at tight end in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    The undrafted rookie was a college quarterback at UNLV and Ohio. Now, he's essentially the last man standing in an injury-riddled TE room in Washington, with the other healthy body being recently signed Eli Wolf. There's an opportunity for Rogers to see a bunch of targets.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Age: 26
School: Ohio
Experience: 3