The New Orleans Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today the team has agreed to terms with the rookie free agent placekicker Jacob Rogers.
Rogers, a 6-3, 195-pound product of the University of Cincinnati, played in 52 career games for the Bearcats and converted 51-of-75 (68%) of his field goal attempts and 186-of-194 extra points for 339 points. He is the Bearcats' all-time leading scorer, having surpassed former professional kicker Jonathan Ruffin (315) in that category. He also handled the punting duties during his senior season (2010) with 43 punts for 1,788 yards for a 41.6 average. Rogers also handled kickoffs at Cincinnati, where he recorded 64 career touchbacks on 308 kickoffs. Rogers booted a career-long 55-yard field goal as a freshman (2007) and also had a 54-yarder as a sophomore.
The former walk-on at Cincinnati hails from Warsaw, Indiana where he played soccer and handled the football kicking duties as a senior.