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Charles Rogers Works Out for Giants

Former Lions wide receiver and founder of the "first round WR bust club" Charles Rogers is trying to make a comeback.  After being cut by the Lions before last season started, Rogers was out of the league and left unemployed.  He reportedly worked out with the Chiefs in the last month and ran a dismal 40-yard dash.  Now, he is heading to New York to work out with the Giants in hopes of landing a deal.

Former Lions WR Charles Rogers is visiting the Giants today. The troubled former No. 2 overall pick was out of the league all last season after being cut by Detroit in early September. His three-year stint with the Lions included two broken collarbones and a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

It's unclear at this point if the Giants are simply doing their due diligence or planning on offering Rogers a contract. I guess it all depends on how well he works out today. If he runs a 4.8 40-yard dash (as he reportedly did during a recent workout with the Chiefs), I doubt the Giants will start clearing a locker for him. And even if he scorches the FieldTurf, I wouldn't expect an offer much higher than a 1-year minimum contract.


It sure is hard to believe how far Rogers fell after being picked so high in the draft.  Not only did he have great pass-catching ability, but Rogers could run a 4.3 40-yard dash.  Oh how the times have changed.  Rogers is now barely breaking the 4.9 mark after smoking himself slow all these years.  

I wish Rogers luck in his try at a comeback, but I must admit, the Giants would be smart to not even bother signing Rogers.  He simply isn't skilled enough anymore to play in the NFL.  On top of the slow speed and off the field issues, it would just be a recipe for trouble.