Former Colts corner Isaiah Rodgers Sr. already has new team, despite being suspended

Cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. is currently serving an indefinite suspension, handed down by the NFL, but he just recently signed with a new team.
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) celebrates as he walks off the field the ball
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) celebrates as he walks off the field the ball / Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY

This offseason has been a rough one for cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. Rodgers was caught violating the league’s gambling policy, and received an indefinite suspension from the NFL, with a minimum of one year. Following the announcement of the suspension, Rodgers was released by the Indianapolis Colts, the only team he played with during his three years in the NFL.

The 2023 season was going to be a contract year, and shaping up to be a breakout season for the talented Rodgers, however, the suspension and release brought his career into question. On Monday, things took a step in the right direction for Rodgers, as it was announced that he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Isaiah Rodgers Sr. signs with Eagles

Rodgers still won’t be able to play this season, and after a year of being suspended, he will have to apply to be reinstated. Whenever he is reinstated, he’ll be playing with the Philadelphia Eagles. This is similar to Calvin Ridley’s situation, who the Jacksonville Jaguars traded for, while he was suspended for gambling. Ridley missed all of 2022, and now he’s preparing to hit the field with the Jaguars in 2023.

In Philadelphia, Rodgers will have a sense of familiarity with head coach Nick Sirianni, who was the offensive coordinator for the Colts from 2018 to 2020, spending one season in Indy with Rodgers. However, that was Rodgers’ rookie season, and he was mostly just a dynamic returner then. Since, he has developed into a solid starting cornerback.

In three years with the Colts, Rodgers played in 45 games, starting 10 at corner, recording three interceptions, 10 pass deflections, one forced fumble, and 90 tackles. Now, he’ll hope to be reinstated once the 2023 NFL season is over, so that he can join a talented Philadelphia Eagles team on the field and get his career as a promising corner back on track.