Throughout the course of the season, Colts.com will run a “Newcomer of the Week” following each regular season game. With the Colts having an influx of the newcomers this season here’s a look at the “Newcomer of the Week” from Cincinnati.
This week’s “Newcomer of the Week” is wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers.
When the Colts offense came to the line of scrimmage with just over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, the unit was still looking for their first third-down conversion on Sunday.
The offense was also searching for a playmaker.
Da’Rick Rogers achieved the first mark and might have gone a long way in filling the second.
On a third-and-five from the Indianapolis 31-yard line, Rogers caught a quick slant from Andrew Luck before breaking two tackles and rumbling 69 yards for his first career NFL touchdown.
Rogers wasn’t done there as he finished Sunday with six catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns
“Da’Rick Rogers had a huge play,” head coach Chuck Pagano said of his young receives. “LaVon (Brazill) had a couple touchdowns. As far as moving forward with young guys, with only four guys (wide receivers) on the roster, as you know, it was good to see those guys make some plays.”
Rogers became the fourth rookie and the first undrafted rookie in the NFL this year to have a 100-yard receiving day and two touchdowns.
In a 42-28 loss, some solace came with the performances of Rogers and Brazill for a receiving corps that needs those efforts more consistently down the stretch.
“It’s a group effort,” Rogers said. “We come in early. We stay late. We try and get onto the same page with Andrew ever since Reggie Wayne got hurt. We are just trying to come together as an offense.
“We’ve got playmakers all over the field. I’m just trying to get in there and show my talent and show that I be a playmaker as well.
Other Newcomers of Note:
-Outside linebacker Daniel Adongo played a total of 22 special teams snaps in his NFL debut and fell on a bouncing Bengals kickoff.
-Running back Trent Richardson had 11 touches for 88 yards on Sunday and was particularly effective in the receiving department with five catches for 68 yards.
-Safety LaRon Landry finished Sunday with nine tackles and one pass deflection.
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