Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
2 days ago

Rodgers gained 15 yards on five carries and secured his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back was modestly involved, occasionally spelling Charles Sims but still trailing the third-year back in touches, 19-6. Rodgers could see a slight uptick in opportunity in the remaining games before Doug Martin (hamstring) returns, but Sims figures to still see the lion's share of the carries, particularly considering he acquitted himself well with extended opportunity Sunday.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
1 week ago

Rodgers' workload should see a significant bump in light of Ian Rapoport of NFL Network's report that Doug Martin will miss approximately three weeks with a hamstring injury.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back will thus be thrown right into the fire with the Bucs after just having signed on Sep. 13, two days following the opener. Rodgers received two carries after Martin exited Sunday's game with his injury and is now expected to serve as a change-of-pace option to Charles Sims in the coming weeks, essentially filling Sims' role when Martin is active. Rodgers served as a primary back for the Falcons over five games back in 2013, rushing for 194 yards on an average of 3.3 yards per carry, while also adding 152 yards on 24 receptions and scoring four total touchdowns. The initial expectation is that Sims will receive the majority of carries, but a much closer timeshare is not out of the question depending on how matters unfold.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
1 week ago

Rodgers gained 29 yards on two carries and failed to secure his only target in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back, who'd just arrived in Tampa on Tuesday, was summoned to action in the blowout loss after Doug Martin exited with a hamstring injury. Charles Sims still paced the Bucs backfield in touches, but Rodgers managed to rip off a 24-yard run on one of his two carries. If Martin's injury lingers into Week 3, Rodgers should certainly stand to see an expanded role against the Rams.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Rodgers is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Bucs on Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back will provide quality depth behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims at the third running back spot, a role that was filled by undrafted rookie Peyton Barber in the opener against the Falcons. Rodgers had worked out for the Bucs last week, but the team opted to wait until Tuesday to sign him so as not to be on the hook for his 2016 salary if he's released before the end of the season. The six-year pro has 1,157 yards and five touchdowns on the ground over his first five seasons, along with 156 receptions for 1,114 yards and another five scores. Rodgers is also capable of handling kickoff returns, although he's notably only been deployed in that capacity once each over his last two seasons.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
4 weeks ago

Rodgers was informed by the Bears that he'll be released Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers appeared to be in line for significant work as a third-down back for the team, but he played poorly throughout the preseason. He'll look to find work elsewhere as a pass-receiving back.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
4 weeks ago

Rodgers had eight carries for 15 yards, but failed to catch either of his two pass targets Thursday against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Playing with the backups, Rodgers certainly did little to inspire the coaching staff that he'll be very effective if given a larger role behind Jeremy Langford in the regular season. However, should Langford struggle in pass protection, Rodgers would easily be the team's best option as a third down back, and that's the scenario in which he could have his best fantasy value.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
1 month ago

Rodgers had one carry for one yard Saturday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers saw brief work with the first-team offense after Jeremy Langford left the contest in the second quarter. For now, he still projects to see regular season work to spell Langford on occasion, with much of that duty being on passing downs.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
1 month ago

Rodgers had six rushes for seven yards Thursday against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers was an effective receiving option in the preseason opener, but he had a brutal performance as a runner after Jeremy Langford was taken out of the contest. He played in both the second and fourth quarters against the Patriots' backup defenders, but struggled to make any tacklers miss. Despite the poor performance, he's primarily competing with Langford to play as a receiving back in passing situations. However, he's far less likely to earn much of the early-down work.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
1 month ago

Rodgers is a better option than Jeremy Langford as a pass-catcher, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dickerson mentions that the coaching staff trusts Rodgers, and that Langford doesn't catch the ball well enough to finish with 36 receptions. Although Langford is expected to still get the first crack to replace Matt Forte. Rodgers saw time early in the first preseason game, so the coaches are clearly considering him as a legitimate option. That said, this training camp battle has yet to be decided, though the next two preseason games could go a long way toward finding a resolution.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB TB (6)
2 months ago

Rodgers had two carries for five yards while securing both of his pass targets for 23 yards Thursday against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers entered the game with the second-string offense after Jeremy Langford functioned as the starter. With the offensive line struggling, Brian Hoyer was running for his life, but was able to dump off the ball to Rodgers on a pair of occasions to keep the team from suffering additional negative plays. Unless the line can improve on their pass protection during the preseason, it's possible that he'll be needed to help protect Jay Cutler while offering a pair of sure hands out of the backfield. Earlier in the week, the coaching staff was talking up the veteran running back, and he's now looking like he truly is in competition with the team's other running backs for passing-down duties.