Kinkhabwala explains that the CBA specifically states that if a player is in the final year of his contract and is still physically unable to perform his football services as of the sixth game, his contract will be tolled.
Rogers opened the 2018 season on the PUP list while working his way back from a torn ACL. However, he wasn’t activated from the list until December.
Rogers, 25, wound up signing on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville back in 2015. He played out the final year of his three-year, $1,580,000 contract with the Steelers before returning to the team on a one-year contract last summer.
Rogers is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2018, Rogers appeared in three games for the Steelers and caught 12 passes for 79 yards receiving and no touchdowns.