A day after it was reported former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers will be visiting the Kansas City Chiefs for a workout, it was also reported he will be headed to northeast Ohio to visit with the Cleveland Browns.
This from Nate Ulrich of the Record-Courier:
New Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley will soon reunite with free-agent wide receiver Eli Rogers.
The Browns are among three teams scheduled to work out Rogers this week, ProFootballTalk.com reported Saturday. He’s also set to audition for the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.
The report suggests the Browns aren’t the only team Rogers will be visiting, but also the Oakland Raiders.
Despite coming off a torn ACL in the Steelers’ playoff loss last season, Rogers is drawing plenty of interest around the NFL. Earlier reports suggested Rogers’ rehabilitation has been going extremely well, and he is ahead of schedule. However, teams will certainly do their homework on his overall health before offering any type of contract.
Steelers fans very well might be wondering why Pittsburgh hasn’t been in the fold for Rogers, but there is nothing saying they haven’t. Offseason reports showed Rogers was at the team’s facility training and going through his rehabilitation. If anyone knows the health of Eli Rogers, it is the Steelers. In the past, the Steelers have told players to go out and test the market, and let them know what they come up with.
Sometimes players come back to the Steel City, and sometimes they get an offer the Steelers simply can’t match. Such is life in the NFL. Nonetheless, Rogers will continue his free agent tour this week, and BTSC will be keeping close tabs on where he lands for the 2018 regular season.