Da’Rick Rogers has signed with the Buffalo Bills as a unrestricted free agent. Rogers, seen as a top-100 pick by many in the media, surprisingly went undrafted in this year’s NFL Draft.
In his one year with Tennessee Tech, Rogers was hampered by injuries for the majority of the season but dominated when he saw the field. In 11 games as a Golden Eagle, Rogers caught 61 passes for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns. Those receptions were good enough for 5 in the OVC and finished tied for fourth in TD receptions.
Before coming to Cookeville, Rogers was a member of the University of Tennessee which he blossomed into a NFL caliber player in his sophomore year. He had a second team All-SEC season in which he had 1,040 yards and 9 touchdowns on just 67 catches.
But off the field issues, including reported arguments with players and coaches in the locker room, and admitted failed drug tests, lead Rogers to leave the Tennessee program.
Rogers becomes the 18th Golden Eagle to be drafted and the first since tackle Frank Omiyale was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2005.