The Dolphins saw that first-hand when Rogers returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Miami's playoff game at Seattle following the 1999 season.
That's why it was a great move for the Dolphins when they came to terms with Rogers, who was an unrestricted free agent after spending last season with Buffalo.
The Dolphins are hoping Rogers can regain the explosiveness that made it him one of the best special teams weapons in the AFC in his first two seasons.
Albert Johnson showed glimpses of big-play potential last preseason, but he struggled early in the season before blowing out his knee for the second straight year.
Johnson has signed with the New York Jets, but the Dolphins couldn't count on him to make a full recovery anyway.
In Rogers, the Dolphins have the chance to have a dangerous kick returner for the first time in quite a while.
Even if he doesn't pan out, it certainly was worth taking the chance.