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.

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