The Lions have signed Charles Rogers, the second-overall pick in the 2003 draft, to a six-year deal worth up to $56 million, according to the AP. Rogers will report for rookie workouts on Thursday, and will be ready for the start of training camp on Saturday.
At the time of the NFL draft, Fanball heard many rumors suggesting that Rogers would be extremely difficult to sign. We're happy to see that the concerns were unfounded. Knowing that Rogers will get a full training camp under his belt is critical to fantasy players because it means that Rogers could begin the season as a starter. While he isn't likely to have a Randy Moss type of rookie year, he should be much better than most rookie receivers.