Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson expects star receiver Eric Rogers will suit up for the Stamps against Montreal in Week 17.
“Yeah, I do. It was nice to see him running around. He was decent last week. It’s big for us. We really need somebody to step up. Eric when he’s playing we think he’s as good as anybody,” Dickenson said.
Rogers underwent a cleanup knee surgery on August 1 and been on the six-game injured list since. 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. He had been cleared to return to football activities by Dr. James Andrews who performed the surgery.
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. 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.