January 20, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Source: 49ers sign CFL star WR Eric Rogers to two-year, $1.19 million max deal
The San Francisco 49ers have signed Canadian Football League standout wide receiver Eric Rogers to a two-year, $1.19 million maximum value contract, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Rogers worked out for the Houston Texans and previously worked out for new 49ers coach Chip Kelly when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Calgary Stampeders let Rogers out of his contract early so he could sign with the 49ers. The deal includes base salaries of $450,000 and $540,000, including $200,000 in bonuses, with $100,000 of his first-year salary fully guaranteed. Rogers auditioned for several NFL teams, including the New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Giants and San Diego Chargers, Eagles and 49ers. The 6-3, 210-pound former Division III standout at California Lutheran caught 87 passes for 1,448 yards and 10 touchdowns. Rogers was with the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 after going undrafted. He played in the Arena Football League with the Portland Thunder before playing in the CFL. Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.