Many Kansas City Chiefs fans believed the team found a steal in January when it signed wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers. Those people must be sorely disappointed today with the news that Kansas City has released the mercurial receiver on the eve of mandatory minicamp, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. The Chiefs also cut tackle Kevin Palmer.
Rogers came into the league as an undrafted free-agent out of Tennessee State and spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts before briefly latching on with the Chiefs. Rogers was immensely talented in college but dealt with maturity and off-field concerns which forced his stock to fall out of the top seven rounds.
The only shining moment of Rogers’ career to this point was a great catch in the 2013 AFC Wild Card game when he was with the Colts, skying over Sean Smith to jump-start Indianapolis’ historic comeback against Kansas City.
In another roster move, the Chiefs did sign former Kansas State Wildcats offensive tackle Tavon Rooks. With two players headed out the door and only one coming in, that leaves general manager John Dorsey with one roster spot open headed into camp.
This is absolute, pure speculation, but could that maybe be for free-agent guard Evan Mathis? I wouldn’t get too excited because in all likelihood, the Chiefs will fill that spot with another roster-churning type player, but a man can dream right?
At 1 p.m. CST, the Chiefs will hit the field for the first day of mandatory minicamp at One Arrowhead Drive. Be sure to keep it right here for all your news, as we will be following the action and the press conferences afterward of Jamaal Charles, Jeremy Maclin and Tamba Hali.
We might not be in training camp yet, but we are certainly getting close.