Evan Rodriguez In Trouble Again, Have Chicago Bears Had Enough With Fullback?

By Devin O'Barr
Evan Rodriguez with a broken tackle
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Not too often does an NFL player have more touchdowns than catches in a particular year, but Evan Rodriguez is going down a Titus Young-type of path this offseason. Unfortunately, the Chicago Bears faithful weren’t too shocked when Rodriguez was arrested on Friday at 3:30 A.M. for a DUI, speeding, and an improper lane change.

This is the second time in just over two months that Rodriguez has been involved in an incident regarding the police — on March 21st, Rodriguez was charged for resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication, but those were later dropped.

Either way, general manger Phil Emery is responsible for drafting Rodriguez in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and made it clear to the Bears hybrid player in March with this ignored bit of advice:

“Evan was re-educated on my expectations”

I hate to break it to you Emery, but Rodriguez is no where near realizing what you expect of him. The ex-Temple Owls player has had run ins with the law prior to leaping into the professional ranks, so there really is no stopping the troubled tight end from getting in and out of cop cars. If Emery is like any other GM then he surely doesn’t like having egg on his face in regards to the Rodriguez pick, but the time to cut ties with the fullback is getting near.

Bringing in Martellus Bennett this offseason really has no effect on Rodriguez’s spot on the team considering he is solely a blocking tight end/fullback with little to no promise catching and rushing the ball.

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