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Former Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers announced on Twitter today that he's playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL this season.
Rogers, 28, played with the Steelers from 2015-2018 and was released on Aug. 31, 2019. During his tenure with the Steelers, Rogers had 78 receptions for 822 yards (10.5 average) and four touchdowns.
After being released by the Steelers, Rogers was drafted by the DC Defenders of the XFL in November of 2019. Rogers time with the Defenders didn't last long, however, as he had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rogers isn't the only past Steelers wide receiver that will be playing in the CFL this year, as his former teammate Martavis Bryant signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts in January.
Bryant has not played in the NFL since 2018 because of an indefinite suspension for multiple drug policy violations. Bryant, 29, along with Rogers, will now try to revive their careers in the CFL. The CFL plans to return in 2021 after canceling its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.