Mar 2019

Steelers sign wide receiver Eli Rogers to a 2-year deal

Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers decision to extend the contract of Eli Rogers on Thursday is rather surprising

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced another surprising personnel move on Thursday, confirming a new two-year deal for wide receiver Eli Rogers via social media.

Having spent most of the 2018 season on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) after tearing his ACL against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the playoffs, Rogers was already under contract to the Steelers in 2019 given his contract had already tolled. Originally set to cost Pittsburgh just $720,000 this season, the minim salary allowed for a player with his experience, many will reasonably question why the front office chose to extend him this year.

Rogers first arrived in Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 2015, his best season with the Steelers coming in 2016 when he recorded 48 receptions for 594 yards and three touchdowns.

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