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Rogers works out for Bucs



Bucsmug It might have been pure curiosity, but the Bucs on Wednesday worked former Lions receiver and one-time No. 2 overall pick Charles Rogers.

No word on how things went, but Rogers is a huge talent with a disappointing resume. He was waived in final cuts on Saturday in favor of a rookie free agent from Portland State (Shaun Bodiford), who made the team.

Rogers had two broken collarbones and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy during his tenure in Detroit. Any further violations could be met with a one-year suspension according to the league's policy.

No team put in a waiver claim for the 25-year-old Rogers after his release on Saturday, which is an indication of the lukewarm reception he will receive as a free agent.

That the Bucs worked out Rogers is not surprising. The team has a reputation for working out numerous free agents, regardless of need or interest. Two weeks ago the Bucs worked out former Raiders offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy who hasn't taken an NFL snap in more than two years.

Stay tuned for reaction from the Bucs later today.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:43pm]


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