The former Canadian Football League star receiver has a torn ACL and will miss the 2016 season, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said Friday.
Rogers signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 but didn't make the team, spending time in the Arena Football League before signing with the Calgary Stampeders, where he flourished. Rogers led the league in receiving with 1,448 yards and 10 touchdowns before signing with the 49ers in January.
It was the first important signing of the Chip Kelly era in San Francisco, but its impact is yet to be determined and will be put on hold as Rogers spends the season recovering and rehabbing.
Here are more injuries we're tracking on Friday:
- Bills rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland has a knee injury, though it doesn't look like ligaments are involved, head coach Rex Ryan told reporters. The coach added that he was "very concerned." An MRI on Ragland's knee was inconclusive, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Ragland will see more doctors and seek a second opinion Monday.
- Eagles running back Ryan Mathews and guard Brandon Brooks are making their camp debuts Friday -- though their capacities are undetermined -- after missing the first seven camp practices for veterans. According to multiple reports, Jason Peters (quad), Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) and Wendell Smallwood (quad) are not practicing.