Second-year Washington Commanders tight end Armani Rogers suffered a ‘noncontact Achilles injury’ while running during an OTA practice on Tuesday, and will likely miss the season.
In 11 games, Rogers caught only five passes for 64 yards last season. He started three times, but missed games with various knee and ankle injuries. Rogers had transitioned from being a college quarterback with Nevada and then Ohio University to an undrafted free agent NFL tight end.
Coach Ron Rivera said of Rogers: “It’s a blow. The young man really progressed well for us last year. But we feel confident in the group of tight ends.” Washington still has veterans Logan Thomas and John Bates, as well as 2022 fifth-round pick Cole Turner, and Curtis Hodges, an undrafted free agent last year in
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