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For Immediate Release                                                                                  

March 30, 2020

 

REDSKINS SIGN TE RICHARD RODGERS & WR CODY LATIMER

 

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed tight end Richard Rodgers and wide receiver Cody Latimer. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

 

Rodgers (6-4, 247) is entering his seventh NFL season after originally being selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round (98th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 71 regular season games with 24 starts. Rodgers has 121 receptions for 1173 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.

 

In 2015, Rodgers appeared in 16 games with 12 starts and finished the season with 58 receptions for 510 yards and eight touchdowns. He was ranked fifth among NFL tight ends with his career-high eight touchdowns and tied for fifth-most by a tight end in Packers history. 

 

Rodgers has appeared in 10 postseason contests with two starts and recorded 13 receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Rodgers played collegiately at California where he appeared in 35 career games during his three seasons.

 

Rodgers, 28, attended St. John’s H.S. in Shrewsbury, Mass. He was born Jan. 22, 1992.

 

Latimer (6-1, 222) is entering his seventh NFL season after originally being selected in the second round (56th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2014 NFL Draft.

 

Latimer has appeared in 66 regular season games (15 starts) and registered 70 receptions for 935 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned 47 kicks for 1,132 yards.

 

In 2015, Latimer was a member of the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 championship team. He appeared in three postseason games and caught three passes for 31 yards.

 

Latimer attended Indiana University where he appeared 32 games (24 starts) in three seasons. He tallied 135 receptions for 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns.

 

Latimer, 27, attended Jefferson Township High School in Dayton, Ohio. He was born on October 10, 1992.

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I am so excited to get Rodgers from Green Bay. This is a dream come true. We've always wondered what the Redskins would be like with Rodgers, now we get our chance.

 

Paloffs, bambino.

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7 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

I am so excited to get Rodgers from Green Bay. This is a dream come true. We've always wondered what the Redskins would be like with Rodgers, now we get our chance.

 

Paloffs, bambino.


Not Aaron.  This is Richard.  The other Rodgers. 🙄

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looking at Rodgers stats, his best season came the one season he started the majority of the games for the Packers.  So, if he's asked to step up he may be decent, but he's not going to beat people out

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Watched YouTube film on Latimer.  He seems to be a faster version of Kelvin Harmon to me.  That's a good complement.  He's able to find the soft spots in the D and get open and has sure hands.  I think he will benefit this O If he can stay healthy.  

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Cody Latimer arrested for assault, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm

May 16, 2020

 

Washington wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested early this morning on several charges after someone called police and reported shots fired inside an apartment.

 

According to the Sheriff’s Office in Douglas County, Colorado, deputies were called at 12:11 a.m. They arrived at the apartment in question and arrested Latimer and took him to the Douglas County Detention Facility, where he has just posted $25,000 bond.

 

Latimer was booked on assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

A 2014 second-round draft pick of the Broncos, Latimer lasted four years in Denver and then played two more years with the Giants. He signed in Washington last month. Given Latimer’s overall lack of production and the seriousness of these charges, it wouldn’t be surprising to if this turns out to be the end of his NFL career.

 

 

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Glad I wasn't counting on him for much.  Continued poor decision making by young men who were blessed physically, but not prepared for life.  It's sad that an instant poor decision can overcome years of hard work and effort.  I hope all the young men recently caught up in these bad decisions and resulting actions can learn from their mistakes and turn their lives around; unfortunately for them this won't be easy with the most likely end to their football careers at hand.  Bad for the teams involved, bad for the individuals and their families, bad for society as a whole.

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Considering he basically signed for the vet minimum with little signing bonus, it wouldn't be much of a hit to cut him. He was far from a lock to make the final 53 anyhow, but the receiver corps is pretty thin and he seemed more likely than most of the "field" to gain a spot. I'm guessing this won't help, even though the charges don't appear super serious compared to some other charges (like say Dunbar's)

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