Charles Rogers is fighting to make the roster as he is pretty low on a depth chart filled with a ton of wide receivers. Many figured that if it came down to Rogers or Mike Williams that Rogers would be the one let go as he was drafted longer ago.
It may not even be that big of a question anymore. Rogers has missed a few practices this week and now may be out for the rest of the preseason. Currently, he is listed as week-to-week with a deep bone bruise and will be out for tomorrow's game against Oakland. At this point he is very questionable for the game against Buffalo, which closes the preseason just one week from today.
This is a real disappointment for Rogers. His first two seasons bring a broken collarbone that keeps him sidelined for most of the two years. Then last season, he missed some time because of a suspension that stemmed from a violation in the NFL's drug policy. 2006 was supposed to be the year where he stayed on the field and avoided those off-the-field issues and had a breakout year.
If he's going to be doing that, then it may be for a team other than the Lions. When the preseason ends, if Rogers did miss the game against Buffalo, then there's really no choice but to cut or trade him. He will have not been on the playing field for an extended amount of time and wouldn't have shown the coaches enough to keep him around.
With the way things are looking it is probably only a matter of time before he is cut, waived, or traded. Another team may be able to get him if their depth at WR is running low, but I wouldn't expect them to give up much. From the #2 overall pick of the draft to not even making the team, it sure has been a rough road for the receiver.