NFL reinstates Eagles CB/KR Isaiah Rodgers after gambling suspension

The Eagles didn’t add an outside cornerback during the free agent frenzy. Still, Howie Roseman wasn’t bothered because the talented GM had a potential star stashed on the reserve/suspended list.

Philadelphia always looks to add talent, and last August, the Eagles signed cornerback/return specialist Isaiah Rodgers, who had been suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s gambling policy.

The NFL suspended Rodgers in June, and the Colts subsequently waived him.

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Rodgers spent a year out of the NFL, but now he’s back after being reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

A 5-10, 176-pound cornerback, Rodgers was a sixth-round pick of the Colts out of UMass in 2020.

Rodgers appeared in 45 games (10 starts), logging 88 tackles, ten passes defended, and three interceptions.

A special teams standout, Rodgers became just the sixth rookie in Colts history to return a kickoff for a touchdown, earning PFWA All-Rookie honors during the 2022 season.

Rodgers has averaged 27.0 yards per kickoff return in his career and should flourish under the drastically new kickoff rules that will debut this fall.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire