The Pittsburgh Steelers terminated the contract of wide receiver Eli Rogers on Saturday and as expected, the former undrafted free agent out of Louisville is already drawing some interest from other teams.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Rogers had a free agent visit with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Rogers is also Miami native.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2019
Rogers, who spent most of the 2018 regular season on the Steelers Reserve/PUP list last season, signed a new two-year $3.75 million contract earlier in the offseason that included a $500,000 signing bonus. That new deal came on the heels of Rogers’ 2018 contract year tolling.
During the recently concluded preseason, Rogers played sparingly on his way to registering four receptions for 52 yards with a long of 23 yards. He also returned one punt for 10 yards.
The Dolphins could potentially be a a good landing spot for Rogers and result in him seeing a decent amount of playing time. Currently, the Dolphins have five wide receivers on their 53-man roster following Saturday’s big cutdown day. DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, Albert Wilson, Preston Williams and Allen Hurns are the five receivers the Dolphins decided to enter Sunday with.
Rogers, who originally signed with the Steelers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent, has recorded 78 career receptions for 822 yards and 4 touchdowns in the NFL to date.