Justin Rogers (linebacker)

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For the cornerback for the Buffalo Bills, see Justin Rogers (cornerback).
Justin Rogers
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Rogers (#55) on the sidelines
No. 50, 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-31) August 31, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth: Penngrove, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: SMU
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Conference USA (2005)
  • First-team All-Conference USA (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 35
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Justin Rogers (born August 31, 1983 in Penngrove, California) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at SMU.

He has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

Rogers grew up in Commerce, Texas and attended Commerce High School.

College career[edit]

Rogers played at defensive end for Southern Methodist University. During his 54-game career he had a total of 123 tackles, 28 for a loss (83 solo tackles, 23 of which were for a loss). He also recorded 19.5 career sacks, five forced fumbles, and one blocked kick.


At his Pro Day, Rogers measured in at 6'3" 252 pounds.[1]

He ran a 4.76 40 yard dash (1.58 10 yard split) with a 4.28 20 yard shuttle and 7.32 3 cone time. He had a vertical jump of 34" and a broad jump of 9'9" and bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Rogers became the first Mustang drafted by an NFL team since Kevin Garrett in 2003 when he was drafted by the New England Patriots. He was waived by the Patriots during final cuts in 2007.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Rogers was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys on September 2, 2007. He played in all 16 games for the Cowboys, primarily on special teams. He finished the season with 16 special teams tackles as well as three tackles on defense.

Rogers played in 15 games for the Cowboys in 2008, finishing third on the team with 18 special teams tackles.

After missing time in 2009 training camp with tendinitis in his knee, Rogers was waived/injured by the Cowboys on August 2 and subsequently reverted to injured reserve. He was released on August 27, 2009.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Rogers was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on October 14, 2009. He was waived three days later, and re-signed on October 20, 2009. The Chiefs placed Rogers on injured reserve on December 26. He was waived on February 8, 2010.


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