Rogers looks bad in workout
Then he laid an egg.
My source tells me the guy looked, well, not good.
The Dolphins were willing to give him a contract offer on the spot if Rogers had looked impressive. There was a lot of hope Rogers would use the opportunity to show off his once-awesome promise that made him the second player taken in the 2003 draft.
But right there in front of Nick Saban, who recruited Rogers out of high school, Bobby Williams, who coached Rogers at Michigan State, and Charlie Baggett, who was the receivers coach at Michigan State early in Rogers career, there was nothing but disappointment among the onlookers.
All were hoping to see a spark of the talent Rogers showed for the Spartans. But it simply wasn't there.
"We have not made a decision on whether to sign Charles Rogers at this time," coach Nick Saban said on his radio show, which had me as a guest host tonight.
What he didn't say is that with several collarbone injuries, a questionable work ethic, and a four-game drug suspension on his resume, an impressive workout was last thing Rogers needed. If he had looked good, the Dolphins would have signed him on the spot.
Instead they told Rogers to work at getting better, get in great shape, work on his game, and they would call him if they needed him. They won't call unless there is some dire need.