Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stampeders Release Star Receiver Eric Rogers to Allow Him to Sign with 49ers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stampeders Release Star Receiver Eric Rogers to Allow Him to Sign with 49ers

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Former Stamps star Rogers signs with 49ers

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CALGARY - CFL receiving yards leader Eric Rogers has signed with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

Rogers confirmed the signing on his Twitter account.

The Calgary Stampeders released Rogers, was scheduled to become a free agent on Feb. 9, earlier Wednesday so he could make the move.

"Eric has an agreement in place with an NFL club and we are granting him his release in order to allow him to sign a contract immediately rather than waiting until February," Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel said Wednesday in a release. "We wish Eric the best of luck and thank him for his contributions to the Stampeders."

Rogers led the league last year with 1,448 receiving yards and had 87 receptions and 10 touchdowns. …

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