ASHBURN, Va., — Second-year Washington Commanders tight end Armani Rogers, whom the group expected ending up being a larger part of its offense this season, suffered a noncontact Achilles injury and most likely is lost for the season.
Rogers suffered the injury while running throughout an OTA practice Tuesday.
In 11 video games, 3 of them begins, Rogers captured just 5 passes for 64 lawns last season, however he missed out on time with different knee and ankle injuries. He had actually transitioned from being a college quarterback with Nevada and after that Ohio University to an undrafted complimentary representative NFL tight end.
His development, as a blocker and as a pass-catcher, delighted Washington. The Commanders liked his athleticism.
“It’s a blow,” coach Ron Rivera stated. “The young man really progressed well for us last year. But we feel confident in the group of tight ends.”
Washington still has veterans Logan Thomas and John Bates, in addition to 2022 fifth-round choice Cole Turner and an undrafted complimentary representative in 2015 in Curtis Hodges.
“It sucks, it’s tough,” Thomas stated, “especially for a guy that played good football for us last year. It’s not like you can find a guy on the street right now that played a lot of football that can come in and do things he did with his speed and athleticism. It’s definitely a hit.”