Rogers bids for first Bengals on-field action in 2013 ... Was on Bengals Reserve/Injured list as a rookie last year, due to shoulder injury suffered in training camp ... Opened camp at WR, but later was moved to CB ... Has returned to WR for 2013.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as a college free agent on 5-2-12.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Played in preseason games 1-3 and recorded three tackles ... Placed Aug. 24 on Reserve/Injured list, due to shoulder injury suffered Aug. 23 vs. Green Bay.
COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2010-11) at New Mexico State after transferring from junior college ... Played WR and KR in 23 of possible 24 games at NMSU, with 71 career catches for 1254 yards (17.7 average) ... Averaged 26.6 yards on 100 KORs, and returned three kickoffs for TDs as senior ... Scored 14 TDs, 11 receiving and three on kick returns ... As senior, earned second-team All-WAC honors as receiver and first-team honors as all-around special teams contributor ... Set school single-game record as a junior with 219 KOR return yards vs. Kansas ... Spent 2010 season at Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, Calif.) and caught 26 passes for 517 yards and six TDs, earning second-team all-conference ... Spent 2008 season at College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and had six kickoff returns for 242 yards (40.3), including 91-yard TD.PERSONAL: Hometown is Lancaster, Calif. ... Attended Lancaster High School, where he played both running back and wide receiver and was named team’s MVP in junior and senior seasons ... Also a prep track standout ... Majored in criminal justice at New Mexico State ... First name is pronounced “TAY-vee-ahn.”
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