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Amari Rodgers : Packers cut | Career stats | Contract
Rodgers attended Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a senior, he caught 40 passes for 1,238 yards with 18 touchdowns. For his career, he had 3,498 receiving yards with 47 total touchdowns.
He was rated as a four star recruit and the 16th highest rated wide receiver recruit in the country by the 247Sports.com Composite, which aggregates the ratings of the major recruiting services.
Rodgers originally committed to University of Southern California, but flipped to Clemson when they gave him an offer late in the season.
As a freshman at Clemson in 2017, Rodgers had 19 receptions for 123 yards. As a sophomore in 2018, he caught 55 passes for 575 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Packers cut Amari Rodgers
The hourglass emptied for punt returner Amari Rodgers on Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers couldn’t take another fumble from the 2021 third-round draft choice and informed him Monday night that they were releasing him.
The club announced that it had waived two players from the ’21 draft, Rodgers and seventh-round running back Kylin Hill, who spent the first eight games of the season on the physically unable to perform list and played sparingly in the past two games.
To replace him, the club signed running back Patrick Taylor from the practice squad to the active roster.
The Rodgers release came after he coughed up the ball with the score tied 14-14 against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
It was the seventh fumble or muff of his career and fifth this season, two of which he lost and led to opponent touchdowns.
Coach Matt LaFleur said his release was not an on-field decision, indicating it was more about his fit in the locker room.
Amari Rodgers career stats
Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round with the 85th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Packers send their 92nd and 135th overall picks to the Tennessee Titans to move up and select Rodgers.
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2022|
He signed his four-year rookie contract on July 23, 2021, worth $4.89 million, including a $923,000 signing bonus.
He saw his first NFL action on September 12, 2021, against the New Orleans Saints, recording one catch for 19 yards in the 38–3 loss and he finished the 2021 season with 169 yards off punt returns and 199 yards off kickoff returns with his longest being 23 and 27 yards.
During Rodgers’ second season, he proved to be inconsistent, totaling five fumbled punt returns over ten games.
However, he was otherwise more efficient by nearing his 2021 totals in just over half a season, returning 139 yards off punt returns and 122 off kickoffs through week 10.
The fumbles, however, proved to be costly and the Packers waived Rodgers on November 15, 2022 following his struggles in the Packers’ Week 10 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Amari Rodgers signed a 4 year, $4,899,895 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $923,560 signing bonus.
|Contract:||4 yr(s) / $4,899,895|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$923,560|
|Free Agent:||2025 / UFA|
The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that they released former Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers prior to Week 11 in the NFL.