Eagles Player Snubbed From Suspension Reinstatement

The NFL announced reinstatements for several players suspended for gambling violations.
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Last offseason, the NFL made a concerted effort to crack down on gambling and sports betting, dishing out severe suspensions to players they found to be betting on the league. One of those players who received a season-long penalty last year was talented cornerback and return man Isaiah Rodgers.

Rodgers, who was suspended for the entirety of the 2023 NFL season for violating the league's policy, was later waived by his team, the Indianapolis Colts. With the hopes of getting him reinstated, the Philadelphia Eagles had signed him in August 2023 but Rodgers couldn't get on the field last year as the NFL refused to lift his ban.

Both Philadelphia and Rodgers were hopeful that the former sixth-round pick would return to action for the 2024 campaign. However, it looks like they may have to wait a little longer.

Eagles News: Isaiah Rodgers Snubbed From Suspension Reinstatement

On Thursday, the NFL announced that it is reinstating five players who were suspended for the entire 2023 season. This list includes Rashod Berry, who was a teammate of Rodgers in Indianapolis before getting waived at the same time, as well as Commanders defender Shaka Toney.

Rodgers claims that his bets were placed on behalf of friends and family in Florida, a state where sports betting was not legal at the time. Some of the bets included wagers on the Colts games, which might be a reason why the league has still refused to lift his suspension.

If the 26-year-old defender was reinstated, he would be an excellent addition to the Eagles' cornerback rotation. The secondary is one of the weakest positions for Philadelphia and former UMass standout would immediately compete for a starting role there.

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