Rogers ready to build on last season

May, 1, 2014
May 1
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Da'Rick Rogers watched video of the plays the day after the season ended and still has them entrenched in his mind for motivation during his offseason workouts.

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Rogers, the Indianapolis Colts' second-year receiver, dropped two passes from quarterback Andrew Luck in the first quarter of their playoff loss to New England. Rogers, who showed flashes of potential late in the season, ended up not having any receptions in the game.

Rogers plans to build off what happened last season -- the good and bad -- as he works to try to move up the depth chart.

"Just being able to get into games and start a few games later in the season and get a few playoff games under my belt was good for me just coming into this season so I can have a head start, I feel like, and get in with the playbook and get in with the offense," he said.

The top three receiver spots are set with Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks. It's a toss up after that. Rogers is competing against LaVon Brazill and Griff Whalen to be the fourth receiver.

Rogers finished with 14 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns last season.

He has spent significant time in Indianapolis working out at the Colts' complex and constantly talking to his veteran teammates.

“I’m picking their brains every day," Rogers said. "This locker room is full of a lot of guys that won a lot of games and play the game the right way. Every day I’m picking their brain, whether it’s workouts or running beside them, I’m trying to find some type of knowledge, something to make my game better for this team.”

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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