The Pittsburgh Steelers need to upgrade their wide receiver depth chart after two losses to start the season and it sounds like a former member of the team might be getting a look.
According to Will Graves of the Associated Press, former Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers, who was released during the final round of roster cuts a few weeks ago, is inside the team’s facility on Monday.
Eli Rogers is in the building
— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) September 16, 2019
With starting wide receiver Donte Moncrief struggling to start the season and fellow wide receiver Ryan Switzer not producing much in the way of yardage per reception, re-signing Rogers would be a smart move. Rogers, who missed most of the 2018 regular season due to a knee injury that he originally suffered during the 2017 playoffs, would be a better receiving option than both Moncrief and Switzer right now.
The Steelers currently have six wide receivers on the 53-man roster so if Rogers is ultimately signed, we could see one released. Switzer could be that player and especially with him being pulled off punt return duty against the Seahawks in lieu of rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson.
Since his release from the Steelers, Rogers, who originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville in 2015, hasn’t seemingly had much interest in him. There was a report that he visited the Miami Dolphins a few weeks ago, however.
Rogers has caught 78 passes for 822 yards and four touchdowns so far during his NFL career.
Rogers is not being re-signed by the Steelers per Twitter
If only this was True 💛. I love you SteelerNation to bits and would greatly cherish another opportunity. But, I was only there to Thank Mr.Rooney and Mr. Colbert for the opportunity and for taking a chance with me before I go back Home.
— E L I (@__bELIeve17) September 16, 2019