Justin Rogers (linebacker)
Rogers (#55) on the sidelines
|No. 50, 55|
|Date of birth:||August 31, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Penngrove, California|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||246 lb (112 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
Rogers grew up in Commerce, Texas and attended Commerce High School.
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.
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.
New England Patriots
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
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.