Commanders TE Armani Rogers suffers Achilles injury Tuesday

The Washington Commanders opened OTAs Tuesday with mostly positive reviews, focusing on quarterback Sam Howell and the offense.

Head coach Ron Rivera met with the media Wednesday morning and informed the media that second-year tight end Armani Rogers suffered a non-contact Achilles injury Tuesday.

Rivera said he would be evaluated further next week, and there was no timetable for his return.

“It’s unfortunate,” Ron Rivera said, per John Keim of ESPN. “The young man progressed well for us last year. We feel confident in the group of tight ends.”

Rogers, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound former college quarterback, impressed as an undrafted free agent last offseason, forcing his way onto the final roster with a strong offseason. Rogers was slated for a more significant role in new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s offense.

Rogers is one of three second-year tight ends on Washington’s roster, along with Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges. All three dealt with an injury last season. With Logan Thomas and John Bates atop the depth chart at tight end, the Commanders will be looking for one of the young tight ends to step up this offseason. Turner was a fifth-round selection in 2022 and was impressive early in training camp before being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

We’ll have more on Rogers next week.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire