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.