The Facts: Rodgers signed a multi-year deal with the Buccaneers, the team announced.
Diehards Line:Rodgers signed with the Bucs in Week 2 last season, seeing action in 10 games with five starts. He had his first career 100-yard rushing performance while subbing for an injured Doug Martin in a Week 5 victory over Carolina on Monday Night Football. He followed that up with a 154-yard rushing performance against San Francisco. Rodgers missed four games after suffering a foot injury in Week 8, and he finished the year with 560 rushing yards on 129 carries (4.34 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes for 98 yards. As ESPN.com's Jenna Laine notes, the Bucs' running back situation has been complicated by the uncertainty surrounding Martin, who left the team with one game remaining last year to begin serving a four-game suspension for a performance-enhancing drug violation and to enter a drug treatment program. Having Rodgers on hand gives the team some confidence in their ability to cover for that absence.