Star receiver Eric Rogers remains sidelined for Stampeders

Eric Rogers’ return to the Calgary Stampeders lineup will have to wait.

The Stamps released their depth chart for Week 16 against the Argos and Rogers was not listed.

Rogers had five catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns against the Argos in Week 2, the 27-year-old’s most productive game on the season. He underwent a cleanup knee surgery on August 1 and been on the six-game injured list since. Head coach Dave Dickenson said the decision to play Rogers or not lied with him at the end of the week and the bench boss has elected to give his star receiver more time.

The six-foot-four, 215-pounder returned to the Stampeders in June and has recorded 21 catches for 329 yards and five touchdowns through five games in 2018.

The San Francisco 49ers gave Rogers a $125,000 signing bonus and guaranteed $100,000 of his NFL salary in 2016, 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 and the team placed him on injured reserve for the season.

Rogers spent more than a year recovering and rehabbing the first major injury he’s suffered in his pro career. Rogers had been cleared to return to football activities by Dr. James Andrews who performed the surgery.

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