By Max Harper
Commanders tight end Armani Rogers suffered a noncontact Achilles injury yesterday during OTA and likely is lost for the season.
In 11 games, three of them starts, Rogers caught only five passes for 64 yards last season, but he missed time with various knee and ankle injuries. He had transitioned from being a college quarterback with Nevada and then Ohio University to an undrafted free agent NFL tight end.
His progress, as a blocker and as a pass-catcher, pleased Washington. The Commanders liked his athleticism.
“It’s a blow,” coach Ron Rivera said.
“The young man really progressed well for us last year. But we feel confident in the group of tight ends.”