Packers' Amari Rodgers contends for bigger role in 2nd year
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers has wasted no time showing he's capable of delivering the big plays missing during his disappointing rookie season.
Rodgers had a 22-yard touchdown catch and a 50-yard kickoff return Friday in a 28-21 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Rodgers caught a pass around the line of scrimmage and raced down the sideline before diving into the end zone on his touchdown.
That follows a rookie season in which he had no touchdowns and didn't have a gain from scrimmage of more than 19 yards or a return of more than 27 yards.