Former CFL all-star receiver Eric Rogers agrees to terms with Stampeders

Former CFL all-star receiver Eric Rogers has agreed to terms with the Calgary Stampeders, per sources.

The six-foot-four, 215-pounder made an impact during the Stamps 2014 Grey Cup championship run and followed that up by leading the CFL in receiving yards (1,448) and touchdowns (10) in 2015. That drew interest from more than 20 NFL teams, including 16 who met or worked Rogers out.

San Francisco gave the 27-year-old a $125,000 signing bonus and guaranteed $100,000 of his salary, the most upfront money since Cam Wake got $1 million from Miami in 2008. But he tore his ACL early in training camp with the 49ers in August 2016 and the team placed him on injured reserve for the season, which means the Cal Lutheran product earned all of his salary that year.

Rogers spent more than a year recovering and rehabbing the first major injury he’s suffered in his pro career. Rogers has been cleared to return to football activities by Dr. James Andrews who performed the surgery. He worked out for the New York Jets in November but did not receive a contract offer from the team.

Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and Rogers developed a strong bond while the two played together in 2014 and 2015.

“As long as Bo is there I for sure would definitely like to be in Calgary,” Rogers said last September.

“Bo, I feel is the top competitor and top QB up there, I may be a little biased, but he’s a winner and I like playing with winners.”

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67 Comments on Former CFL all-star receiver Eric Rogers agrees to terms with Stampeders

  1. True Green // June 6, 2018 at 9:49 am //

    Great move by Calgary. Good luck to Eric.

  2. likeitlikethat // June 6, 2018 at 9:54 am //

    great to have him back hopefully is a good as he was when he left

  3. Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 10:01 am //

    WOW. This guy has the potential to be the best receiver in the league. Huge assuming his injury issues are behind him.
    I wonder who will be out? Hard to imagine Bagelton, Michel, and Daniels can all stick

  4. Rick Cowan // June 6, 2018 at 10:26 am //

    This signing gives Calgary the best receiving corps in the Cfl

    • Calgary doesn’t even have the best receiving core in the AFL or IFL let alone CFL

  5. He’s going to be the next John Ojo. Lost a step and will be cut before you know it. He hasn’t played a meaningful game since 2015. I wouldn’t hold my breath on this signing.

    • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 11:07 am //

      Because if there is one thing Huff is notorious for; it’s bad failed signings like OJO, Augustine, Lafrance……just the ones off the top of my head

      • This isnt about the Riders though.. Why bring them up? You seriously just can’t stop making a non Rider story, a Rider story. You have a serious problem.
        I’m simply stating that the guy had serious enough of injury that he’s had to take 2 years to get anywhere close to getting back on the field.
        By the way little red, keep it up and you will be off the site again with your usual antics.

        • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 11:53 am //

          I didn’t bring them up, you did

          • “Because if there is one thing Huff is notorious for; it’s bad failed signings like OJO, Augustine, Lafrance……just the ones off the top of my head”
            Hmmm I wonder what you were talking about then?

        • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm //

          You indirectly referenced the riders when you brought up Ojo.

          • And I’m not allowed to use the latest example of a player that came back after a serious injury and hasn’t played in a couple of years? Whereas you use 3 names geared directly to the Riders. Not even directly related to my comment. Nice try though troll

      • May as well be off the top of your head, because there is certainly nothing in it !

  6. Two years older and shot legs. Don’t expect much from him people. He was great a few years ago, too bad that didn’t work out and he’s back in bowels of McDump. That’s gotta be the worst!

    • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 11:10 am //

      Yeah well, that short legged receiver had a better year in his first full season than Duron Carter has ever had!

      • Who cares? Why compare him to Duron and talk about the Riders? The fact is this Stamps WR has bum knees and likely won’t ever return to the level of play that got him an NFL shot. Man you really don’t accept reality do you Red? Cry us all a river.

  7. Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 11:12 am //

    Vegas has closed the betting lines on the Grey Cup to reconsider. They have recalculated 3 tomes now and Calgary keeps coming up as 1:1 odds to win the Cup.

    • Coo story bro. Vegas also had Vegas GK at 500-1 at one point so who gives a sh*t what the odds are right now. Does checking one Vegas odds line seriously make you feel better? You know there’s a zillion oddsmakers out there right?

  8. Red&White Forever // June 6, 2018 at 11:24 am //

    QR 770, the Stamps play by play station, is saying he hasn’t signed. I’m inclined to believe them over 3DN due to proximity to the club. I would guess it’s very close, but not signed yet.

  9. riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 11:24 am //

    Very good receiver, but my fear is that the NFL returnies don’t come back the same the went down. Good luck Eric

  10. Welcone back to the CFL Eric! Wish him success (but not too much! Go Riders!!) and hopefully a long career!! Can always use good players in the league!

  11. Garcia98 // June 6, 2018 at 11:39 am //

    Best wishes for this guy and I hope Rogers can return to his old form. Bo could use another weapon. My prediction is that he signs but he’s a shadow of his old self. His injury issues are just too big to overcome.

    • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 11:43 am //

      I agree Garcia98 and been through it with Fantuz and Dressler. Tough not to get your hopes up though. Too bad cause that crazy troll Red already has his engagement ring picked out for Eric.

      • Garcia98 // June 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm //

        Reminds me of Marc Boerigter’s Stampeder experience pre-NFL and then post-NFL. No risk in taking a chance on Rogers however no need for certain fans to plan the Cup parade route just yet.

        • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 1:08 pm //

          Couldn’t agree more and he was a beast, and even this year I had John Ojo penciled in as an all star and he didn’t even make through the first week of camp. Good luck this year and I can’t wait to go head to head so I can get a good handle on how strong the Riders are this year.

  12. White Horse // June 6, 2018 at 11:40 am //

    Nothing on the Stamps website yet. Can’t feature Begelton, Daniels, Michel and Rogers all on the roster.
    Will Rogers return to form? He has to sign first.

  13. Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 11:51 am //

    There is conflicting info right now, but, my sources say it is happening.
    So seriously, should we bother with the season or should they just hand the cup to Calgary? It would be cool to put in the order for Grey Cup rings now so they can be handed out at same time we are handed to cup.

    • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 11:59 am //

      Red you are pathetic and yes order the rings, just like last year and the year before that. Just don’t put anything Stamps on them because they will be worthless after they fail again, but this year it won’t be in the CUP or West final.

      • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm //

        Well islandman
        I can tell you this. Heading into week 1 Calgary is head and shoulders above the riders. Besides having an unknown, new starter at QB, Jones & Co. have proven incapable of finding and import running back. They brought in another this morning!!!!
        Honestly, how your scouting staff hasn’t been fired is amazing!!

        • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 1:17 pm //

          We are going to pick up right where we left off and unlike you we have improved. The field shifted through our 3 games last year and I expect a very strong showing to serve you crow in 2018. BTW order those rings in green because there will be a better chance of them being needed that way.

          • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 1:43 pm //

            Pick up where you left off?
            Your defense being choked on the final drive because Bridge could only muster a 11-21 passing completion?
            Great place to pick it up!
            Calgary’s defense is just has good.
            The addition of Rogers adds a deep threat.
            Where Calgary has really improved is runningback, Terry Williams is a name everyone will soon hear about at nauseum. He provides horizontal speed as well as vertical. Defenses will have that to content with now!!
            Good luck!

          • God it was so peaceful without your useless ass. Can’t you just go and crawl under a rock?

      • The sliders won’t need to even think about the playoffs as the will be fighting with the bombers for the basement now that Nichols is out

    • Participant trophy for all the Stamps 😉

  14. LOL. Dude your team has lost the past two grey cups and we’re gifted one against Hamilton. This is the favourite time of year for Stamps fans isn’t it? Where you pretend that you’re nothing more than regular season champs. LOL. But keep dreaming kid!

    • Stamps and Flames // June 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm //

      where was your team???? Yup watching the Stamps in the Grey Cup.

      • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 12:39 pm //

        At least were not talking about ordering rings in June. Which sounds sillier? In Riderville we have our own site for those plans where Red isn’t allowed. hahaha

        • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 1:37 pm //

          ah yes. the famous rider forum!
          The funniest thing on the internet. Where rider fans all try to convince themselves who great the team is!
          Actually even there people are getting worried about the depth issue!

          • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 2:48 pm //

            no, not the forum. Like I said you don’t know about it and your not welcome. Even if you were there is a skill testing question that you would fumble like a Stamp receiver in the Grey Cup.

          • R O T I – His ass is so pethetic he got booted off the horseman site too.

          • Yup – isn’t that the truth eh? Even his own kind can’t even stand him.
            Those VPN sites must be getting expensive for him. Needs to keep changing his IP address and email to come back. Pretty soon they will cut him off too.

    • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 12:35 pm //

      So you submission is Calgary is incapable of winning in the Grey Cup?

  15. Stamps and Flames // June 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm //

    Good luck Eric

  16. Stamps and Flames // June 6, 2018 at 12:39 pm //

    I get a kick out of rider fans using the “choke” word especially referring to the Stamps. the lowly riders have the leaque LOWEST percentage when it comes to winning Grey Cup gamed. And there herosLancaster and Reed managed to only win one lousy cup together

  17. Steve Borsa // June 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm //

    If Eric signs. then must make team. DD will not release existing receivers first knowing his health status. ACL very difficult for comeback. Good luck if he returns.

  18. Hope he can come back healthy, was fun to watch.

  19. I had a feeling he would end up back in Calgary. Glad to see it.

  20. SJ Green came back from his knee injury, so hopefully Rogers can too.

  21. Dam. I’m a Bomber fan, but this is a great signing by the Stamps. Sure is nice to see a player be loyal to the team that gave him his 1st shot in the NFL. Good luck sir.

  22. White Horse // June 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm //

    If we ordered those GC Rings now all that needs to be stamped on each one is THANK YOU LORD FOR OUR THIRD CHANCE. If we don’t win the cup we could always sell them to the eventual winner!!At a profit of course!

    • riderontheisland // June 6, 2018 at 2:51 pm //

      You could sell them all to Red (or whatever his handle is now). I think he keeps past years useless rings under his pillow.

      • Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm //

        if it has the powerful silhouette of the white running stallion, it will sell easily. It’s one of the worlds most recognized symbols of excellence.

  23. Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm //

    It’s now official. Justin Dunk once again proved to be right. Well done Mr. Dunk

  24. Ian R Albert // June 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm //

    It may or may not be the case but the Rider fans are sure Haters on here. Just because Huff has a great ability to find players and Chris Jones finds criminals. Don’t hate.

  25. If its too early to determine anything that’s a good sign. Means nobody heard a loud popping noise coming from his ACL.

  26. Wow! Great to have this guy back in the CFL! Best of luck. Before his injury, he was clearly a top 5 receiver in the leaugue.

  27. Red White Dynamite // June 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm //

    If Rogers was in the Grey Cup last year we would have won. He would have been able to catch Bo’s throw at the end.

    • MR. Green // June 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm //

      No, pick 6 Bo still throws that pick. Rogers would have fell and hurt himself. Mitchell isn’t a finisher. A penalty saved them last time. That’s Blow Mitchell for ya.

  28. Riders fans jelly LOLOLOL

  29. Wow that was painful to read. Wonder who Is next on the Calgary to Regina train.

  30. Who cares? That position is a dime a dozen. Speaking of Stump players who have transitioned out at some point in their career, did Tommie ever find his back pack?

  31. White Horse // June 7, 2018 at 12:50 pm //

    Philski…are you supposed to be funny? To answer your stupid question, go to Montreal and ask him yourself. Catch up will ya?

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