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.”