WR Chester Rogers Grateful for Opportunity Titans – Hard Work Pays Off
Chester Rogers showed up in the NFL as a longshot in 2016, an undrafted free specialist from Grambling State who battled like insane to make the 53-man list for the Indianapolis Colts.
Rogers didn’t simply make the crew as a freshman – he wound up playing four seasons with the Colts, and he was useful.
However, in 2020, Rogers made a stride back. He burned through the greater part of keep going season on the training crew with the Titans, where he got sound, and considered film of himself, while assisting the group’s protection with getting rehearses. He additionally set himself in a place to take advantage of a lucky break this season.
His constancy has paid off. Heading into 2021, Rogers is recorded as a first teamer (in a three-beneficiary set) close by individual recipients A.J. Brown and Julio Jones on Tennessee’s profundity diagram to begin the season. He’s likewise recorded as the group’s beginning returner on punts and kicks.
Obviously, he’s amped up for the thing that’s coming down the road.
“I show a ton of things, so I wasn’t perspiring (cuts),” Rogers said on Monday. “I feel like I put in the energy, and presently I simply need to keep on doing what I did all through instructional course and OTAs. My job is … I have a job. I simply need to make plays when the ball comes my direction, from returns, to the opening, to any place they have me.
“This chance I have now is similarly pretty much as remunerating as when I came in as an undrafted free specialist my youngster year. I truly went out there and procured it each and every day. I’m not underestimating it.”
Rogers, who got 111 passes for 1,221 yards and four scores while playing in 53 games, with 22 beginnings, from 2016-2019 in Indianapolis, thinks he brings something else to the table also.
The Titans start off the ordinary season on Sunday against the Cardinals at Nissan Stadium.
“You have folks like A.J., who is 230 pounds, and Julio who is (6-3),” Rogers said cheerfully. “I’m 5-11, 180 pounds, so to have the option to give something else in within, it’s a 1-2 punch.”
Rogers most certainly procured his spot on the list.
He was predictable in rehearses, and in three preseason games he got three passes for 39 yards. Rogers likewise returned three punts for 76 yards, including one for 57 yards. He returned a kick 18 yards.
A Huntsville, Ala., local, Rogers kept the confidence when his days with the Colts finished. While in Indianapolis, he worked fundamentally outwardly, and he got a vocation high 53 passes for 485 yards and a couple of scores in 2018.
In the wake of investing energy with the Dolphins in August and September of 2020, Rogers joined Tennessee’s training crew on September 21 of last year. He went through 14 weeks rehearsing with the group, in the standard season and the end of the season games.
“It was a psychological year for me more than anything, rehabbing,” he said. “It was simply getting a handle on the game, everything dialed back for me following a year off.”
Presently, he’s set to play in a game interestingly since December 1, 2019, as an individual from the Colts, against the Titans.
Rogers has changed his game, and he presently sees himself as an extraordinary alternative in the opening.
“I am so invigorated, man,” Rogers said. “First game back in quite a while for my purposes, so I’m prepared.
“What’s more, as far as I might be concerned, I don’t need to squeeze myself. At the point when you have an incredible gathering of folks, you simply need to tackle your work and let the game come to you. You don’t need to go out there and be something that you’re not.”