Since Charles Rogers was released by the Lions prior to the 2006 season, he has been out of football. No NFL team is willing to sign him as his skills have diminished greatly. Last year it was reported his fastest 40-yard dash time was around 4.9, which is way to slow for any receiver to run. On top of that, his poor attitude and bad work ethic are forcing NFL teams to not even consider signing him, forcing Rogers to look north for a job.
Without any options left in the NFL, Rogers may be headed to Canada to play in the Canadian Football League.
Just weeks after the Toronto Argonauts signed former first-round NFL pick David Boston, the Montreal Alouettes are close to a deal with Charles Rogers, the second overall pick of the 2003 NFL draft.
"I would say there's about an 80-20 chance of him being at training camp, coming in and competing for a job," Montreal general manager Jim Popp said yesterday.
"It's not completed yet, but he can come in as a CFL rookie and we'll make an assessment of him, where he's at in his career and his life."
After such a quick fall from being the second overall pick to not even being able to find a team wanting him, it shows you how much character means when evaluating potential draft picks. Although Rogers looked great on the football field, it wouldn't have taken too much digging around to learn that his work ethic was lacking. Then again, the same could be said for Mike Williams, who also had a lazy attitude, leading to him being traded by the Lions. Unlike Rogers, Williams is still in the league, but both are just two of the many busts that Matt Millen has drafted.