- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Washington Redskins agreed to terms with tight end Richard Rodgers on Tuesday, adding another player at a much-needed position.

If Rodgers’ name sounds familiar, however, you’ll likely recognize him from this play: 

That’s right. In 2015, Rodgers was on the receiving end of a 61-yard bomb from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers that resulted in a game-winning touchdown against the Lions, dubbed “The Miracle in Motown.” The Packers did not have any time left on the clock, but got to run another play because of a penalty committed by Detroit. 

Rodgers’ best statistical season happened in 2015, when he caught 58 passes for 510 yards and eight touchdowns. But he has been unable to replicate that type of production since.



For the last two years, the 28-year-old has been with the Philadelphia Eagles — appearing in only seven games and recording one catch. In that span, Rodgers dealt with multiple injuries, first landing on injured reserve in 2018 with a knee injury and then he missed all but one game in 2019 because of a foot injury. 

Washington had already signed former Detroit Lions tight end Logan Thomas earlier in free agency before adding the veteran Rodgers.

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