Steelers fans will get to see more of Eli Rogers in the black and gold.
Per a report from NFL Network Thursday morning, the team was planning to re-sign Rogers to a one-year deal. However, the Steelers announced shortly after the deal would actually be for two years.
Along with yesterday's signing of Donte Moncrief, this move bolsters the Steelers wide receiving corps to include JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Ryan Switzer, Rogersand Moncrief as they head into the 2019 season.
After tearing his ACL in the Steelers' 2017 playoff loss to the Jaguars, Rogers rehabbed and returned for three games last season. In those contests, he caught 12 passes for 79 yards, most notably snagging seven catches for 57 yards in the team's season finale against the Bengals. He also hauled in a successful two-point conversion in the team's 31-28 loss to the Saints in Week 16.
At 26 years old and entering his fourth active year in the league, Rogers should have plenty left in the tank for 2019. He came on strong when given opportunities late last season, and he has always provided a consistent, reliable target for Ben Roethlisberger.
Everyone remembers Antonio Brown's immaculate extension, but it's easy to forget that play might never have happened without Rogers.
Roethlisberger always seems to trust Rogers — even in crucial moments like the one above — and that's a valuable resource for a team in need of some stability. He won't be Brown, nor will he be Smith-Schuster, but he will be excellent at what he does: Making catches, extending drives and earning the occasional touchdown.