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Packers host WR Chester Rogers on free agent visit, per report

Rogers spent the last four years with the Colts and was in Miami for training camp until his release earlier this week.

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The Green Bay Packers are evidently continuing to evaluate wide receivers on the free agent market. With the cut-down deadline from an 80- to a 53-man roster just over 24 hours away, news broke today of the team bringing in yet another free agent wide receiver for a visit to team facilities.

That receiver is Chester Rogers, with news of his visit coming from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rogers was just released by the Miami Dolphins after spending most of training camp with the team.

Following a college career at Grambling State, Rogers signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. He remained on the Colts’ active roster throughout the last four years, posting his most significant workload in 2018. He played all 16 games and started ten that season, catching 53 passes for 485 yards and two touchdowns. Rogers also brings some experience as a punt returner to the table, having returned at least 10 punts in each of his four years with Indianapolis.

Rogers recorded at least 700 receiving yards for three straight seasons for Grambling State, then caught some eyeballs at his Pro Day in 2016. There he ran the 40-yard dash in a reported 4.49 seconds.

The 6-foot-1, 180 pound Rogers was reportedly working as a slot receiver in Miami this summer, particularly in light of the Dolphins seeing two wideouts — Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson — opting out of the 2020 season. The Packers could be eyeing him for a slot role or a spot on the practice squad as insurance for the team’s young receiving corps.