Charles Rogers, former No. 2 NFL pick, has died

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to TMZ Sports, former NFL wide receiver Charles Rogers has died. He was 38.

He reportedly battled liver disease and cancer. The gossip site said that he was awaiting a liver transplant when he died.

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“He had cancer, whether that was related to his liver I don’t know,” Rogers’ ex-Saginaw High basketball coach Marshall Thomas said.

“They had given him 30 days to live if he didn’t get a liver transplant.”

The Saginaw, Michigan native was the second overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. His NFL career was a bust, as he lasted just three seasons with the team.

He made 15 appearances, including nine starts. Rogers had 36 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns.

He also had two carries for 17 yards.

In his final season in 2005, he made nine appearances, including five starts. He had 14 receptions for 197 yards and a touchdown.

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