The Colts also announced that they released 2nd-year wide receiver, Da’Rick Rogers, from the team today. Rogers, 23, was arrested early Monday Morning on IUPUI’s campus for suspicion of drunk driving. Officially, the team announced that he was released for “conduct detrimental to the team”.
Having had substance abuse issues while in college at Tennessee, before eventually transferring to Tennessee Tech, Rogers went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft despite overwelming combine numbers and his impressive overall skill-set at wide receiver.
As a result, Rogers was always on a strict no tolerance policy with the Colts from his initial signing in September of 2013. He slipped up on Monday morning, a little over a year later, and now he’s out of a job. Better judgment clearly didn’t prevail in this case.
It’s a tough pill to swallow because many Colts’ fans had high hopes for the team’s talented, yet immature young wide receiver in time. Still, Rogers was clearly expendable as the team’s 6th receiver, especially since he didn’t offer much special teams’ value. There’s no question he’s talented, but he’s simply not worth the headaches as the team’s 5th or 6th wideout. He had yet to appear in any games this season.