Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 3 months ago

Rodgers re-signed with the Bears, inking a one-year deal, the Bears official website reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodgers missed most of the 2015 season, as he was placed on injured-reserve with a broken arm. During the five games he played last year, he had 14 carries for 41 yards along with one reception for 10 yards. He'll likely provide backfield depth behind Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 8 months ago

Rodgers has been placed on the Bears' injured reserve list after suffering a fractured arm in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodgers' broken right arm will end his season after just five games and likely result in rookie Jeremy Langford seeing even more snaps behind starter Matt Forte at running back. While Ka'Deem is in the mix as well, Chicago also signed free agent Antone Smith on Monday to replace Rodgers going forward.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 8 months ago

Rodgers' right arm was "heavily" wrapped and in a sling after Sunday's contest at Kansas City, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodgers received his typical allotment of touches in Week 5 -- three carries for three yards -- but the injury places a cloud over his availability going forward. If he's at all hindered next Sunday in Detroit, Jeremy Langford would be in line for a bit more work behind Matt Forte.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 8 months ago

Rodgers gained three yards and two carries and failed to reel in his only target in the Bears' Week 4 win over the Raiders.

Competitive Edge Analysis

For the second consecutive week, Rodgers saw more offensive snaps (nine) than fellow backup Jeremy Langford (three), but the minimal usage of both players suggests Matt Forte is still on tap for a heavy workload each time out. Even if Forte goes down with an injury, Rodgers' small stature makes him better suited for change-of-pace duty than an every-down role.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 8 months ago

Rodgers carried the ball four times and gained 11 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Seahawks. He also caught one pass for 10 yards.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Remarkably, Rodgers' receiving total was only 11 yards behind tight end Zach Miller for the team lead, on a day in which the Bears punted on all 10 of their possessions. It's worth noting that Rodgers seemed to move back ahead of Jeremy Langford on the depth chart after seeing fewer snaps a weak earlier, but it's difficult to see either backup running back carve out a notable role behind starter Matt Forte.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 8 months ago

Rodgers had two running attempts and gained eight yards in Sunday's 48-23 loss to the Cardinals. He wasn't targeted in the passing game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After ranking second in running-back snaps for the Bears in the season opener, Rodgers seemed to be bypassed in favor of rookie Jeremy Langford on Sunday. Langford finished the afternoon with six carries to Rodgers' two, and was on the field for the entirety of the Bears' 11-play touchdown drive in the second quarter while starter Matt Forte rested. Forte remains in line to receive the bulk of the snaps at the position, but look for Langford to take on an increased role in the weeks to come, especially if the 0-2 Bears fall out of playoff contention early. Such a development would likely result in Rodgers seeing his snap count plunge even further from here.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 8 months ago

Rodgers carried the ball four times for 16 yards in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Packers. He was targeted once in the passing game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite coach John Fox's stated desire to reduce Matt Forte's workload this season, it was Forte who dominated the carries on Sunday, logging 24 totes compared to Rodgers' four and rookie Jeremy Langford's one. Given that Forte was tearing up the Packers for a 5.9 yard-per-carry average, it's possible that Fox was just riding the hot hand, so Rodgers could see more involvement in weeks where the Bears face stouter run defenses. In the event of a Forte injury, it remains highly likely that the smallish Rodgers would remain confined to a third-down or change-of-pace role, leaving Jeremy Langford as the primary beneficiary of snaps.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 1 year ago

Rodgers signed a one-year deal with the Bears on Tuesday.

Rodgers could take on some of Matt Forte's third-down work as the Bears look to preserve their franchise running back for at least another season or two. This still isn't a good landing spot for Rodgers to establish value, as Forte led all NFL running backs in snaps in both 2013 and 2014. The Bears also have 2014 fourth-round draft pick Ka'Deem Carey, who could very well head into training camp ahead of Rodgers on the depth chart. Rodgers has never shown much promise in the running game, so it shouldn't be too surprising if he has to settle for the third spot on the depth chart and occasional third-down work.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 1 year ago

Rodgers is visiting the Bears, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The Bears currently have Ka'Deem Carey and Senorise Perry behind Matt Forte, who led all NFL running backs in snaps in both 2013 and 2014. While the Bears may want to slightly reduce Forte's workload, Chicago wouldn't be a great landing spot for Rodgers' 2015 fantasy prospects. The former Falcon has seen most of his work on passing downs over the last few years, and Forte is one of the top receiving backs in the league.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB CHI 1 year ago

Rodgers had nine carries for 44 yards and caught 3-of-7 targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Panthers.

Rodgers nearly scored on a meaningless 17-yard run to end the game, but was otherwise quiet, along with the entire Falcons' offense. While Steven Jackson is getting up there in age, Atlanta's backfield is still crowded heading into the 2015 season, as one would assume that rookie Devonta Freeman would see a bigger role.