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NFL reinstates Isaiah Rodgers

Isaiah Rodgers
Isaiah Rodgers

The Eagles add a veteran presence on the eve of the 2024 NFL Draft as the NFL reinstated cornerback Isaiah Rodgers on Tuesday. Rodgers is allowed to participate in all team activities.

A sixth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2020 out of Massachusetts, Rodgers played in 45 games (10 starts) before he was suspended for violating the league's gambling policy in June 2023 and subsequently released by the Colts. The Eagles signed Rodgers in August, understanding that they would not be in contact with him for the entirety of the season.

"We did work on him coming out of the draft, saw his pro tape. He is a talented guy, and obviously he made a mistake, and he has apologized for that mistake," Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman said last August.

"We believe in second chances, and now it's on him. So, he'll come in next year, be ready to go for the offseason program and Training Camp. I think. He's got (to) apply for reinstatement, so I'm not taking that for granted."

Head Coach Nick Sirianni was with the 26-year-old cornerback in Indianapolis. The 5-10, 176-pound Rodgers posted 88 tackles, 10 passes defensed, and three interceptions in his time with the Colts. He also became just the sixth rookie in Colts history to return a kickoff for a touchdown, earning PFWA All-Rookie honors at the end of that inaugural campaign. Rodgers has averaged 27.0 yards per kickoff return in his career, something to note considering the NFL's new kickoff rule for 2024.

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