Nov 19, 2011; Knoxville,TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da

Da'Rick Rogers: A problem for the Buffalo bills?

Da’Rick Rogers came to the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent, and the Bills were not the only team that was pursuing his talents on the field.  The Buffalo Bills landed him while there were 14 others teams interested in the former Tennessee Tech receiver.

Da’Rick Rogers is also not stranger to having problems off the field as well.  While being a Tennessee Volunteer, Rogers was dismissed after his Sophomore season for drug issues and filed drug tests.  So far this has not been the case for the Tennessee wide receiver, but he has already gotten an ear full from Doug Marrone.

Rogers made a 15 yard catch, in Fridays practice, and proceeded to stand over Ron Brooks, the CB on the play in a manner that could be construed as taunting, which in the NFL will draw a penalty.  The caught Marrone’s eye and in turn Rogers received his ear full.

“I told him, ‘Is this going to be something we’re going to have to be concerned about with handling any type of success from you?’ That’s what I told him,” Marrone said, via Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. “I looked at him in his eye, and he understood that. And it’s good to end on a good note cuz now you’re excited to see what he can do when we come back to the mandatory minicamps.”

This type of issue is one that is not serious enough to dismiss him form the team, at least at this point but if there is a close contest between him and another player and 1 spot left to decide from then this might come into play.

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  • chas territo

    old news. he has overcome his problems. you should overcome your need to report non-news items! GO BILLS!!

  • NWBill

    It’s good that Marrone got in his face about it, because if a stupid penalty like that kills a great drive because of this kid, I’ll take him out back and beat the crap out of him myself – for free. Like Al Pacino said: “This is the big time, son!” Da’Rick – understand that NOW, or keep your bags packed for the day you get kicked to the curb. And, another bit of advice: there are far fewer teams willing to take chances on headcases these days – not even the Raiders, so, put your head on straight, and keep it there! Take to heart what happened to you in the draft – you know, when you DIDN’T get drafted?!?!? Look on that as an abject lesson …… unless, of course, you WANT to end up in some weekend/indoor league!

  • John

    You know that’s part of the game to get excited and sometimes do things like that BUT make the team first! Don’t do that against your teammates.

  • EKowalc1973

    I would expect things like this to happen with the Bills this year. There are a lot of rookies and while you should not do it especially against your own teammates, I remember reading early on that Marrone wanted players to get excited about playing (he was jumping up and bouncing off them after a big play, etc.). Good to work out what he means by “getting excited” and what is a penalty and should not be done now in camp than to worry about it in the season…..