Jacquizz Rodgers
RB CHI (9)
8 hours 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 CHI (9)
1 week 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 CHI (9)
2 weeks 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 CHI (9)
2 weeks 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.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Bears' running backs coach Stan Drayton sees Rodgers as "highly productive" and the leader of the team's young backs, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Jahns, Rodgers is both reliable as a receiver and blocker, and is said to be the team's best option on third downs, making him nearly indispensable. Whether this translates into the 26-year-old actually seizing the third-down role in the regular season is debatable, but for now, he needs to be considered as fully competing for this job. It should be noted that Rodgers caught at least 52 passes for the Falcons in both 2012 and 2013, so he's had success as a receiving threat in the past.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB CHI (9)
1 month ago

Rodgers will have an opportunity to see work on third downs, as the Bears could employ a running back by committee approach, reports Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers could parlay his past experience as a third down back into a role he can hold onto for "a while". After Jeremy Langford struggled with dropped passes last year, and as he tries to improve in pass protection, Rodgers will have an opportunity to get into the mix for third down work if he's able to earn it during the Bears upcoming training camp.

Jacquizz Rodgers
RB CHI (9)
6 months ago

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

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 (9)
11 months ago

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

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 (9)
11 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.

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 (9)
11 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.

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.