Today, the San Diego Chargers officially hosted a workout with CFL star wide reciever Eric Rogers. Rogers made his initial NFL debut as an undrafted free agent out of Cal Lutheran with the Dallas Cowboys in 2013. After being cut loose after camp, the 6’3″, 210 lb weapon went up north and signed with the Calgary Stampeders. This season, he racked up 86 catches totaling 1,448 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 2015 CFL all-star will likely make his transition to the NFL after breaking out in Canada.
He has now worked out for sixteen NFL teams, so the Chargers clearly aren’t the only team intrigued at the moment. In recent years, the Chargers have held several workouts with CFL products and have signed two of them. OLB Cordarrow Law and WR Dontrelle Inman were both signed after debuting and performing in Canada first.
It remains to be seen just how interested the Chargers are in signing Rogers to a future contract, but they will have an immediate role awaiting whichever receiver they believe is ready to take on the former role of Malcom Floyd.