Eli Rogers Injury: Updates on Steelers WR's Toe and Return

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 12: Wide receiver Eli Rogers #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline during a National Football League preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field on August 12, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Lions defeated the Steelers 30-17. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers suffered a toe injury during his team's Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He hadn't played since but is ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Rogers Active vs. Dolphins 

Sunday, Oct. 16

Per the Steelers' official website, Rogers is ready to play against Miami in Week 6.


Latest on Rogers' Practice Status 

Friday, Oct. 14

The Steelers announced Rogers was a full participant in practice on Friday for the third straight day.


Rogers Provides Slot Weapon for Steelers

A former undrafted free agent out of Louisville, Rogers won the Steelers' slot receiver job in training camp and is off to a solid start. Prior to the injury, he had nine catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Rogers said, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com: 

I feel like I'm a great illusionist if you will. I'm deceptive in my route running and I love that. It's all about angles and what the defense is looking at. If I get past a guy and I stick him and go to the post and I tuck my chin like I'm going to the post, he's going to take off because that's what he's seeing, he's seeing emotions, and he really believes I'm going that way. I just like that because it's fun to me.

With Markus Wheaton out, Rogers' return is much-needed for the Steelers.

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