Winnipeg is now the official home of NFL refugees. A day after the Blue Bombers of the CFL signed Pacman Jones, the Globe and Mail says former Lions first-round pick Charles Rogers has agreed to a contract with the team. The Blue Bombers are 3-5 this season and apparently are in desperate need of a boost.
One has to wonder whether or not they’re going about things in the right way. Is publicity really worth adding a WR who hasn’t played since ’05 and a defensive back who was mediocre last year, not to mention a menace to society? I doubt it. I can’t imagine that Rogers has any skills left considering he’s 28 and hasn’t played in four years. Imagine a number two overall pick playing just nine games for your franchise. 36 career receptions, 440 yards, and four touchdowns in his bust career. Hey, at least he tied Ricky Williams for the league lead in bong hits.
UPDATE: Looks like both the Rogers and Pacman deals fell through