Packers add TE with second 3rd round pick

California tight end Richard Rodgers (11) catches a touch down pass in the fourth quarter during an NCAA college football game  with Utah Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Salt Lake City. Utah defeated California  49-27.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
California tight end Richard Rodgers (11) catches a touch down pass in the fourth quarter during an NCAA college football game with Utah Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Salt Lake City. Utah defeated California 49-27. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

GREEN BAY — A guy named Rodgers from California went to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL draft.

Tight end Richard Rodgers is going to love playing in an offense run by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

They were drafted nine years apart, the quarterback in 2005 in the first round. Fellow former Golden Bear Richard Rodgers went to Green Bay with the team’s second pick in the third round on Friday night, the 98th overall.

The 6-foot Rodgers had 39 catches for 608 yards and a touchdown in 11 games in 2013. At Cal, he was often used in motion and also saw time in the slot.

Tight end was a position of need for the Packers. Jermichael Finley is a free agent and he is recovering from a serious spinal cord injury.

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